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Wike, Tuface, Otedola named among 100 peace icons in Africa

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FCT minister Nyesom Wike, music superstar Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface and business mogul Femi Otedola have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’.

They were named among other Africans in the list released by the organisers on Wednesday.

Other Nigerians named on the list are former SGF Boss Mustapha, Tony Elumelu, Mohammed Abdullahi, Imaan Ibrahim, Stephen Akintayo, Farouk Khailann and Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations.

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.

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, said Kingsley Amafibe, the project director for the 100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa.

“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,” stated Mr Amafibe.

“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.”

Mr Amafibe added, “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 hoped that their example will continue to inspire individuals and organisations around the world to work towards a more peaceful and just world for all.”

Other recipients are Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Seyi Vodi, Salamatu Muktah Josephine Nwaeze, Ayo Animashaun and Stevens Azaiki.

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