FCT minister and former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.
Other Nigerians who made the list include former secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha; Mohammed Abdullahi; Imaan Ibrahim; Femi Otedola; Stephen Akintayo, Farouk Khailann; and deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed.
Clergyman Pastor Jerry Eze, Daniel Moses, Mohammed Dewji, Mesfin Bekele, AIGP Aishatu Baju, Gabriel Aduda, Tein Jack-Rich, Tosin Eniolorunda. Oluwatosin Olatujoye and Nollywood star Rita Dominic also made the list.
Africa project director for the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, Kinsley Amafibe, congratulated all Nigerians who made the list.
According to him, the peace icons are Africans drawn from different backgrounds, who have used their talents, positions and resources to build and promote peace across the continent.
He said the list was not exhaustive as there were other Africans who have contributed to peace-building across the continent that would be identified and honoured in subsequent editions of the peace-building roll call.
“The 100 most notable peace icons in Africa come from diverse backgrounds and have different life experiences, but they all share a deep commitment to peace and non-violence.
“They have shown us that peace is achievable and that each person can make a difference in building a better world.
“Through their leadership, activism, and humanitarian work, they have inspired millions of people around the world to join their movement and work towards a more just and peaceful future.
“Over the last three decades, our society has been tethering at the brink of global conflict and the pursuit of peace has given rise to some of the most remarkable individuals of our time,” he said.
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