United Nations Honours Plateau State Teqball Chairman, Making Him An International Peace Advocate:


It was celebration galore all day at the Plateau State Teqball Secretariat on Tuesday as calls were received and backed up with a letter from the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, that the Chairman of Plateau State Teqball Association, Chief Miri Timnan Nyantau,MTN,(Majidadi Gazum) has been appointed by the International body as an International Peace Advocate.

Some part of the appointment letter received from the United Nations-Polac Foundation reads: “In line with the UN General Assembly’s declaration, POLAC collaborates with UNESCO to commemorate the International Day of Peace(World Peace Day) 2021. This day therefore provides individuals globally a shared date to celebrate the power of global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world.

As part of the event for the celebration, there will be appointment/presentation of certificates and awards as International Peace Advocates to individuals and volunteers of proven integrity who exhibit the ideals of living for the sake of others and commit themselves to promote universal moral values, strong family life, social harmony, inter-religious and ethnic cooperation and the culture of peace. In addition to acknowledging this special qualities, the appointment encourages the individuals to be role models in community services and peace making.”

Although it’s no surprise that MTN, as Chief Miri Timnan Nyantau is fondly called, is made an International Peace Advocate, considering his tireless efforts in peace promotion and positively engaging the youths on the Plateau by sponsoring various grassroots football competitions in the State; with the latest the Teqball competition that will be coming up this month on the Plateau, tagged: “Table of Peace.”, which will be followed by the maiden edition of the National Teqball Competition (Nigeria National Challenger Series) that will be hosted by Plateau State; and not forgetting other assistance he renders to the widows, orphans and the vulnerable people in the society.

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

According to the United Nations-POLAC Foundation, the certificate and award presentation will come up in Lagos on the 21st of September, 2021.



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