Pharm. Chinedum Peace Babalola, on the 10th of February, 2020, received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence at the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. This award is in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements and contributions through scientific research for the socio-economic development of Africa.
Other recipients of this award include five other deserving individuals from across Africa, 3 Egyptians, 1 Tunisian and 1 South African.
Present at the event were the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, President of South Africa, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, current AU President, Chairman, African Union Commission and the Commisioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology AU, Prof Mrs Sarah Anyang Apor, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria), Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, President, Africa Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina amongst others.