Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed makes list of top 100 most influential people of African descent

Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed makes list of top 100 most influential people of African descent

- Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, has been named as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent, Global 100 Under 40

- The recognition was given to Barrister Ismaeel, based on his “commitment to excellence.”

- Ahmed is the immediate past senior special assistant on national social investment program

Immediate past senior special assistant on national social investment program, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, has been named as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent, Global 100 Under 40.

According to Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), a New York based organization, the recognition was given to Barrister Ismaeel, based on his “commitment to excellence.”

According to the organisers, the recognition also comes in line with the first pillar of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent; recognition.

With this, Barrister Ismaeel, has joined 99 other global leaders to be recognized with the special recognition as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent, Global 100 Under 40, in the politics and gvernance category.

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Among those included to be honoured in New York are Naomi Osaka from Japan, Prince EA of USA, Kamissa Camara from Mali, Lukwesa Morin of France/Zambia, King Rukidi IV of Toro from Uganda, William Heard from USA, and many others.

Barrister Ismaeel, who has officially joined the ‘MIPAD Class of 2019’ will receive his honor in September 2019 in New York City, following the opening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

He will then push for the support of the implementation of United Nation’s International Decade of African Descent 2015 -2024.

MIPAD is a global civil society initiative in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

MIPAD publishes a unique global 100 list thdt identifies high achievers of African descent worldwide, pairing those based across the Diaspora with their counterparts inside Africa, across various verticals, annually until 2024.

Meanwhile, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has been honoured by the United States Congress for his industrialisation policy in the state.

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The award was presented to the governor by Senior Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee during the 32nd annual convention of Akwa Ibom Association of Nigeria (AKISAN), which took place in Houston Texas recently.

The award was received on behalf of the governor by the secretary to the state government Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.

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