The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, singer Innocent Idibia aka 2Face, and businessman, Femi Odetola, have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, reports News Agency of Nigeria
They were named among other Africans in the list released by the organiser on its website on Wednesday.
Also making the list are former SGF Boss Mustapha, Tony Elumelu, Mohammed Abdullahi, Alhaji Imaan Ibrahim, Femi, Dr Stephen Akintayo, Farouk Khailann, and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Others are, Pastor Jerry Eze, Dr. Daniel Moses, Mohammed Dewji, Mesfin Tasew Bekele, AIGP Aishatu Baju, Gabriel Aduda, Tein Jack-Rich, Tosin Eniolorunda. Dr Oluwatosin Olatujoye and Nollywood star Rita Dominic also made the list.
Project Director, Africa, for the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, Amb. 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.
He added that those who made the list were people who have dedicated their lives to promoting peace and justice in their communities, countries, and the world at large.
Source : Punch