FCT Minister Nyesom Wike, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Tony Elumelu Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), they were included in the list posted by the organisers on its website on Wednesday along with other African icons.
Other Nigerians who made the list included veteran singer Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face, Mohammed Abdullahi, Alhaji Imaan Ibrahim, Femi Otedola, Dr Stephen Akintayo, Farouk Khailann and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Renowed clergy, 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.
Amb. Kinsley Amafibe, Project Director, Africa, for the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, congratulated all Nigerians who made the list.
He claims that Africans from a variety of backgrounds are the peace icons because they have employed their skills, influence, and resources to foster peace on the continent.
He added the list was not all-inclusive and that future iterations of the peace-building roll call would identify and reward other Africans who have made contributions to peace-building across the entire continent.
According to Amafibe, peace icons includes Political Leaders who work tirelessly to resolve conflicts and promote diplomacy and activists who use their influence and resources to fight against injustice and inequality.