President Buhari congratulates Mustapha on UN Refugee Award


Zannah Mustapha

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Zannah Mustapha on winning the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for 2017.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Adesina, President Buhari expressed his joy and felicitation with Mustapha, even as he described the conferment on him of the award as a well deserved international recognition.

The President’s SAMP said, “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.”

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