The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), member of the APC is set to be conferred with the Stephen Solarz Award by the International Crisis Group (ICG), a global conflict prevention organisation.
Fashola along with six other notable persons have been chosen to be honoured at the group’s annual awards ceremony set to hold in New York on October 26, 2015.
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The governor is being honoured “for his commitment to resolving social, economic and security challenges in one of the world’s most challenging urban environments,” said the organization.
“Each award goes to a pioneer of peace, to a relentless fighter for the improvement of people’s lives, to someone who has built bridges, believed in change and mobilized others in the name of justice,” ICG President, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, said at the organization’s headquarters in Brussels.
Other persons to be given awards are Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, among others.