Adjuma Abah, 24, was named the winner of the 2021 Queen of Peace Nigeria International Pageant.
Abah, a botany graduate from Kogi University representing the state, was crowned in Abuja in the early hours of Thursday morning.
She beat 25 other participants and became the overall winner of Queen of Peace Nigeria 2021 organized by Messengers of Peace Foundation.
The queen of the competition was also crowned the best queen in general and also the most eloquent queen of the camp.
Similarly, Ms. Ejiro-Oghene Okokoro, who represented the federal capital territory, emerged as the Queen of International Peace.
Other winners were Miss Vivian Anaele, QOP North Central; Jennifer Ezenva, QOP Northwest; Ms. Asabe Ibrahim, Northeast QOP; and Nancy Ncanor, QOP Southeast.
Other winners were Miss Omobolanle Enitan, QOP South-West and Miss Joy Odion QOP, South-South. Odion was also crowned the best and most well-behaved queen in the camp.
The Nigerian news agency reported that all the winners, including the Face of Peace Messenger, had been sworn in.
Ramatu Aliu, Minister of State, FCT and Matron for Peace Queen, Nigeria International, said in her speech that peace is important for the progress of any country.
Aliu praised the organizers and told the queens to be supporters and ambassadors of peace in their endeavors.
“Each of them received a copy of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended.
“You have been briefed on peace and security by the Nigerian Police and the Institute for Conflict Resolution and other US stakeholders.
“The ultimate goal is to work to promote peace in Nigeria and across the country, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religion.
“The Queen will represent the country’s six geopolitical zones. “While eminent queens will promote peace in Nigeria, international queens will be responsible for promoting peace through Nigerians living abroad,” Adejo said.
After her coronation, Abah told NAN in an interview that she thanked God and the organizers for her victory.
“With God’s help, I intend to work with organizations and stakeholders interested in promoting peace in this country to calm unrest in the States,” she said.
The audience enjoyed performances by J-Money, Black Solo, M-Joy, MOP Kids, African Michael Jackson, and others.