Some influential Nigerians have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’, Naija News reports.
The Project Director for the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa, Kingsley Amafibe, made this known in a statement made available to reporters on Wednesday.
Amafibe said some Nigerians on the list include the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike; Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu; Chairman of Geregu Power Company, Femi Otedola; Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface.
He said other Nigerians who made the list are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Deputy Secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, Mohammed Abdullahi, Imaan Ibrahim, Stephen Akintayo, and Farouk Khailann.
Also on the list are Pastor Jerry Eze, Daniel Moses, Mohammed Dewji, Mesfin Tasew Bekele, assistant IGP Aishatu Baju, Gabriel Aduda, Tein Jack-Rich, Tosin Eniolorunda, Oluwatosin Olatujoye and Nollywood star, Rita Dominic.
Other recipients are Seyi Vodi, Salamatu Muktah Josephine Nwaeze, Ayo Animashaun and Stevens Azaiki.
Amafibe said 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 hoped that their example would continue to inspire individuals and organisations around the world to work towards a more peaceful and just world for all.”
He said: “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.”