The United Nations (UN) has picked a Nigerian policewoman on foreign mission in Mali, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Ugorji for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020 in recognition of her selfless service.
CSP Ugorji, who is serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been selected by the United Nations as one of two runners-up for the award.
The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations in the UN, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who made the announcement today, October 31, said: “through both her words and actions, United Nations Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of United Nations policing.”
Only 21 of the 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations were said to have been nominated for the award with Ugorji emerging among the top three.
The year’s winner, Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, who serves with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), is billed to receive the award during a virtual ceremony presided over by Mr. Lacroix on November 3.
Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga of Cameroon, serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), is the other runner-up.