Buhari congratulates Zannah Mustapha on UN Refugee Award

Buhari congratulates Zannah Mustapha on UN Refugee Award

Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:10 am


UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi presents the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award to Zannah Mustapha Photo: UNCHR

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Zannah Mustapha on winning the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award for 2017.

President Buhari, in a congratulatory message, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, felicitated with Mustapha on the international recognition.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mustapha is a lawyer engaged in humanitarian activities among the Internally Displaced Persons in the Northeast.

Buhari believed that Mustapha had inspired many Nigerians as well as national and international humanitarian organisations for his outstanding works on education, peace, reconciliation and stability in the North-East of the country.

He noted that Mustapha earned the award because of his courage, hard work and extraordinary commitment to the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country, even at the risk of his life.

The President enjoined all Nigerians to emulate “the conscientious dedication of a compatriot, who has deployed his God-given talent, time and resources to make life better for those in dire need.’’

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