Nigerian music legend, 2baba also known as 2face Idibia, has been appointed the United Nations Refugees Goodwill Ambassador.
This was made known by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday via its verified Instagram handle.
2baba, whose real name is Innocent Idibia, was appointed because of his commitment and devotion to the welfare of refugees and internally displaced persons.
“We are so excited to share the news that @official2baba has been appointed @refugees Goodwill Ambassador!
“2Baba, your steadfast commitment for refugees and internally displaced people is remarkable and we are excited to continue this journey with you! Thank you for uplifting the narrative of the Africa refugee and IDP,” the agency wrote.
Naija News reports that over 30 million children have been forced to flee their homes and 79.5 million people are currently displaced globally, according to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
There are over 60,000 refugees living in Nigeria, it said, adding that the agency will continue to take actions to ensure the education, shelter, livelihood, and wellbeing of displaced persons.