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Abakaliki lady captain, Fonne, bags UN-POLAC appointment

By Christian Okpara
01 October 2021   |   3:08 am
Lady Captain of Abakaliki Golf Club, Ebonyi State, Mrs. Enene Fonne, may not be a prolific golfer among the lady golfers in Nigeria, but her exploits in human development and management

Lady Captain of Abakaliki Golf Club, Ebonyi State, Mrs. Enene Fonne, may not be a prolific golfer among the lady golfers in Nigeria, but her exploits in human development and management in recent times has catapulted her to stardom on and off the golf course.

Only on September 21, 2021, Fonne, the first-ever Lady Captain of the Abakaliki Golf Club was rewarded with an appointment for her hard work by the Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC ) as an International Peace Advocate in a ceremony in Lagos.

By the appointment, Fonne will be actively involved in peacemaking, conflict resolution and other activities that encourage peace and positive living anywhere in the world.

The appointment comes with some benefits, including “UN-POLAC Certificate of Appointment; UN-POLAC International Identity Card; Investiture Apparel; UN-POLAC Flag of Authority to be hoisted at any place of your choice and UN-POLAC Special Vehicle Plate Number in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).”

The United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC) is an international autonomous institution, established in 2001 with the UN and UNESCO following General Assembly Resolution declaring 2001-2010 as a decade of peace and non-violence.

In the same vein, the UN-POLAC’s mandate is to enhance the effectiveness of the UN millennium development goals and UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme, particularly the maintenance of peace, security and restoration of human dignity.

Fonne was in the mainstream of the Abakaliki Golf Club before the Ladies Section was established in 2020.