A Nigerian police officers, Catherine Ugorji has been selected for United Nation Woman Police Officer Of The Year 2020 Award.
Out of the 1,300 UN police women deployed to UN peacekeeping operations, 21 were nominated for the award.
The lady, Catherine Ugorji of the Nigeria Police Force is serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Catherine Ugorji has been selected by the United Nations as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year 2020 award.
However, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, the National Information Officer of the UN System in Nigeria, said Ugorji exemplifies the best of UN policing.
Of the 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations, 21 were nominated for the award.
Catherine Ugorji joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2003. She served as a criminal investigator from the local to regional level. (Child Protection Officer, Divisional Crime Officer) up to Acting Deputy Commander of the Ogudu Police Division in Lagos.
The UN Police Advisor, Luis Carrilho, congratulated Ugorji for being chosen as a runner-up. Carrilho described her leadership of “three Formed Police Units (FPU) in Gao” as remarkable.
Doreen Malambo serves with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). He will receive the award during a virtual ceremony presided over by Mr. Lacroix on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
Meabwhile, Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga of Cameroon is the other runner up.
Rebecca Nnanga is serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).