GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION FOR THE AWARD OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL
ORDER OF MERIT (NNOM) FOR SCIENCE, MEDICINE,
ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY, HUMANITIES INCLUDING ARTS AND CULTURE AND
OTHER FIELDS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOURS
(i) Nominations are invited for the Nigerian National merit Award.
(ii) The Nigerian National Merit Award, which is an order of dignity and distinct from the National Honors, was instituted to accord proper and due recognition for outstanding intellectual and academic attainments and contribution to the general development of Nigeria. The award is usually conferred on the recipients by the president and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
(iii) The objective of the award is to stimulate and reward excellence in science, Engineering/Technology, Medicine, Humanities, including Arts and culture and other fields of human Endeavour.
(iv) The Award is open to all citizens of Nigeria.
(v) Any Nigerian citizen of outstanding merit can be nominated by one or more Nigerian citizen. Any person may by himself/herself, where not sponsored by another person, apply to the Board for this purpose. Where two or more Nigerians are collaborating on any deserving undertaking, they can be similarly nominated for joint Award.
(vi) Nominations are valid only for the year of nomination. Candidates who have been previously nominated should state clearly additional work(s) done since last nomination or in new grounds for consideration.
(vii) In addition to its intrinsic value, the Award attracts a cash prize of ten million naira (10,000,000:00), which is intended to assist the recipient(s) in carrying out further work in his/her chosen field. The Laureate is also entitled to use the acronym NNOM after his/her name.
(viii) The Governing Board will be guided by the following criteria:
a. Selection will be made from a wide range of contemporary works which are innovative, creative, essentially Nigerian in content and of national and international distinction;
b. The candidate’s achievements should be of benefit to the Nigerian society in particular and humanity in general;
c. The achievements may constitute a specific break-through in any field or may be of cumulative nature; and
d. The Award emphasizes distinct merit and upright morality.
e. All nominations and supporting documents must reach the secretary of the Nigerian National Merit Award on or before 30th March each year. The contact address is stated below:
Nigerian National Merit Award,
MeritHouse, No.22, Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Secretary (Governing Board)
Nigerian National Merit Award
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