Lagos based philanthropist and Chairman Multiple Hems World Accessories, Mr Henry Chekwube Okafor, has been honoured as a ‘Global Ambassador for Peace’ by the International Peace Commission (IPC) in recognition of his contribution to national peace, unity and human capital development.
The IPC, with members and partner organisations around the globe, is working in collaboration with the UN organs, such as UNEP, UNDP, UNCHR, UNDDA, and WTO for the betterment of our global society.
Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, Director of Peace and Conflict Resolution of the IPC, who alongside other officials of the commission, handed the plaque and certificate of award to Amb. Henry Chekwube Okafor, noted that Chekwube philanthropy though laudable had been done with the mark of silence.
In his congratulatory message, Amafibe said that the recognition was given to Okafor for his humanitarian gesture across Nigeria, especially to the less privileged with the touch of “detribalised and selfless peace builder” and his passion for economic empowerment for youths, which were fundamental to national peace building.
He therefore urged the new Peace Ambassador not to rest on his oars, but remain committed to peace building initiatives across Nigeria and beyond.
In his remark, Amb. Henry Chekwube Okafor, ‘aka’ ‘Ike Jerusalem’ from Awka South of Anambra State, expressed delight for the honour and pledged not to relent in his service and contribution to national peace and progress.
“This honour is an indication that people are watching us wherever we are, especially as one make selfless effort to serve humanity. I am grateful for this recognition and I hope to do more in our collective effort towards building a better Nigeria,” he said.
The award and decoration which was done on Saturday at Lekki, Lagos was attended by family friends and associates from all works of life,