By Abdullahi M. Gulloma
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. Zannah Mustapha for winning the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for 2017.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President felicitated with Mustapha on the well-deserved international recognition for his outstanding works on education, peace, reconciliation and stability in the North-east part of the country.
The president said he “believes that Mustapha, who has inspired many Nigerians as well as national and international humanitarian organisations, 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.”
He enjoined all Nigerians to emulate the conscientious dedication of the awardee, what had deployed his God-given talent, time and resources to make life better for those in dire need.