UN names Edo monarch Peace Ambassador
IN recognition of his leading role in ensuring lasting peace in Nigeria and globally, the United Nations (UN)-POLAC has appointed the Okumagbe of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom, Edo State, His Royal Majesty, Dr. George O Egabor, as an Ambassador of Peace.
His Excellency, Dr. Egabor, who is the Pro –Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, and also the Chairman of Pharchem Industries Limited, Lagos, is a recipient of the Order of the Niger (OON) and Justice of Peace(JP)for over two decades.
Speaking on the UN honour, the monarch said “The UN award is a huge challenge given the rising cases of insurgency and insecurity in Nigeria which is threatening peace in the country. “I will work more conscientiously with individuals and corporate organisations charged with the duties of ensuring enduring peace in Nigeria, which is necessary for unity and progress’’
In a statement by Mr. Michael Martin Nkemakolam the General Manager / Chief Operating Officer of Pharchem Industries Limited Ilupeju who is also a senior aide to Dr. Egabor, said the appointment was made pursuant to the declaration of the United Nations Resolution 53/15 of November 20, 1997.