Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja
Professor Olufemi Obafemi has been announced by the governing board of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) as the 2018 award winner of Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM).
Obafemi emerged successful out of 35 people who were subjected to rigorous and transparent selection process.
NNOM award is usually given to Nigerians home and abroad, who have contributed to development in the field of medicine, science, engineering, technology and humanities, including arts and culture.
Governing Board Chairman, Prof. Shekarau Yakubu, told newsmen at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, that the winner is a creative writer, critic and dramatist as well as theatre director.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari will perform investiture of the awardee, in December.