Nominations are invited for the Nigerian National Merit Award. The Nigeria National Merit Award, which is an order of Dignity and distinct from the National Honours, was instituted to accord proper and due recognition for outstanding intellectual and academic attainments and contributions to the general development of Nigeria and is conferred on the recipients by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


The Objectives of the Award is to stimulate and reward excellence in Science, Engineering/Technology,Medicine, Humanities, Art and Culture and any other field of human endeavor. The award is open to all citizens of Nigeria. Nominations are valid only for the year of nomination. Candidates who have been previously nominated should state clearly additional work(s) done since last nominated or new grounds for consideration.


In addition to its intrinsic value, the award attracts a cash prize which is intended to assist recipient(s) in carrying out further work in his or her chosen filed. The Laureate is also entitled to use the acronym NNOM after his/her name. 

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In Memoriam All Memoriam
Prof. Francis S. Idachaba (NNOM) 1943 - 2014

Prof. F S. Idachaba was born in Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria on 4th December, 1943. He had the B. Sc (Economics), University of Ibadan 1967; MA (...

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Prof. Chukwuedu Nwokolo (NNOM) 1921-2014

Chukwuedu Nathaniel II Nwokolo (19 April 1921 – 18 May 2014) was an internationally distinguished tropical diseases, nutrition, human, medical...

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Prof. J.F. Ade-Ajayi (NNOM) 1929-2014

He was born on May 26, 1929 in Ikole-Ekiti in today’s Ekiti State. His father was the postmaster in the town, hence his local nickname, &lsquo...

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