Dr Ngoulla, Others Honoured By Nigeria’s Confraternity Of The Holy Rosary

From Paul Ejime In Abuja, Nigeria

Dr Ngoulla receiving her Award from Rev Fr Dr. Okoli

Dr Marianne Ngoulla (alias Mama Pikin), is among the 40 recipients of the 2019 National Awards given by Nigeria’s National Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary for devotion to Our Mother Mary and promotion of the Holy Rosary.

Awardees and officials of the Confraternity praying over the Cake

The award ceremony held at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Abuja, was the high-point of the Confraternity’s Biennial National Rally held in Abuja, 25-27 October.

Dr Ngoulla with the statue of Blessed Virgin Mary

His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja was also honoured as National Patron of the Confraternity, with the awardees chosen from various parishes of the Abuja Archdiocese, which hosted the rotational biennial event for the second time since its inception in 1972.

Children performing at the ceremony

The awards, including for couples, were in different categories including for Ambassadors, Patrons/Patronesses and Champions of the Rosary.

Dr Ngoula with her family and friends

Dr Ngoulla, an international management consultant and Founder/CEO of International NGO, Toguna Peace and Development Foundation, a peace and conflict resolution platform, was honoured as a National Patroness/Champion, representing the Church of Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja.

Dr Ngoulla surrounded by members of her family and friends

The ceremony featured testimonies, individual experiences and encounters with Our Lady, prayers, a performance by children, cutting of the cake as well as speeches and goodwill messages from Sir David Osunde, the Confraternity’s Founder/National Coordinator and Mr Eugene Nweke, the National President, among others.

Sir David Osunde, Founder-National Coordinator of the Confrarernity reading his address

The Very Rev. Fr Dr Ernest Simple Okoli, National Chaplain of the Confraternity presented the plaques and Certificates to the awardees, assisted by some national officers.

The Awardees and officials of the Confraternity on the high table
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