Nigerian human rights activist Dr Ibrahim Zikirullahi has earned the World Happiness Olympiad award from the Rindes Edge Africa.
Development Diaries reports that the Executive Director of the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) got the award for his contributions to causes that redress injustices.
Rindes Edge Africa is a foundation that seeks to support global change-makers in Africa through knowledge sharing and recognition.
President of the award body, Larry Ayorinde, and Chairperson of the body’s committee, Virginie Lemay, commended Zikirullahi for his positive and enduring impact through unrelenting civil society activism.
In his reaction to the award, the CHRICED boss thanked the award body for closely following the ideas and works of individuals working passionately to bring about just, inclusive and fair societies anchored on the rule of law and accountable governance.
‘Comrade Dr Zikirullahi further pledged the commitment of the CHRICED board and its entire staff to fighting for justice in order to guarantee peace, unity and prosperity in Nigeria, Africa and the world’, a statement from the organisation read.
‘This recognition is basically a message that we need to redouble our efforts in terms of working for the promotion and protection of the human rights and dignity of Nigerians, and all peoples affected by rights violations across the world’.
In one of his recent campaigns, the CHRICED boss urged development stakeholders to work towards ensuring that women and girls access opportunities for sustainable growth.
‘CHRICED strongly believes that the women of Nigeria, Africa and the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence’, he said in a statement marking this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD).
‘We believe all stakeholders in government and outside government should work harder to ensure for women a future that is sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all’.
Photo source: CHRICED