President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. Zannah Mustapha on his winning of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Nansen Refugee Award for 2017.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari described the award as well deserving.
The statement reads in part: “On behalf of all Nigerians, President Buhari felicitates with Mustapha on this well-deserved international recognition for his outstanding works on education, peace, reconciliation and stability in the North-East of the country.
“President Buhari 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.
“President Buhari enjoins 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.”