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Afe Babalola wins AU-ECOSOCC Award     


Afe Babalola

The General Assembly of the African Union (AU ECOSOCC) has nominated a foremost legal luminary Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) for the Premier Continental Ambassadorial Award, titled: “African Role Model and AU Agenda 2063 Ambassadorial Award.”

The award is in recognition of Babalola’s “iconic Pan African and philanthropic orientation, as well as immense contributions to the realisation of African Union Agenda 2063” which AU-ECOSOCC “specifically predicated on the guiding vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa …in the international arena.”

The cheery news came via a letter signed by Dr. Tunji John Ashaolu, the Nigerian Representative/Chairperson, Committee on Social Affairs & Health @ 3rd Permanent General Assembly of the AU-ECOSOCC & Member, African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee.

Ashaolu noted Babalola’s contributions to the implementation Agenda 2063 particularly Aspiration Number 1, which deals with “A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development” and Aspiration Number 2, which relates to “An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of the African people.”

Reacting to the development, Babalola thanked the AU-ECOSOCC for taking note of his modest contributions through his various humanitarian programmes and for nominating him for the prestigious Premier Continental Ambassadorial Award titled “African Role Model and AU Agenda 2063 Ambassadorial Award.”

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