UK govt places call to 9 sucessful Nigerians, holds meeting with them

UK govt places call to 9 sucessful Nigerians, holds meeting with them

- Nine Nigerians have been honoured by the UK government as they were chosen among many for 2020 Princess Diana Award

- The youngest among the Nigerian recipients is Boluwatife Arowosafe who is 14 years old

- The UK embassy in Nigeria said they have had a video call with the recipients to learn about them

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The UK government through its embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday, July 15, congratulated the nine Nigerians who had won the 2020 Diana Award.

It should be noted that the prize was created in the memory of Princess Diana to give honour to young people who make positive changes happen in their communities.

The mission also said that it had a video call with the successful Nigerians to know more about their great works.

According to the official website of the award, the names of the Nigerians are as follow:

1. Sandra Ajaja (23 years old)

2. Olumide Areo (25 years old)

3. Boluwatife Arowosafe (14 years old)

4. Adjwoa Awe (15 years old)

5. Wonah Martin Odey (24 years old)

6. Bayode Oke (25 years old)

7. Funmbi Okeya (24 years old)

8. Oluwafunmilayo Oni (25 years old)

9. Toluwalashe Soyemi (20 years old)

A collage showing the Nigerians. Photo sources: Twitter/UK Embassy in Nigeria/BBC

A collage showing the Nigerians. Photo sources: Twitter/UK Embassy in Nigeria/BBC
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victoria Ibiwoye, the director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning, was also honoured in the UK.

It was gathered that she bagged the same award alongside 19 other young people changing the world in their own ways.

In her appreciation post, she dedicated the award to other young leaders at the foundation who also deserve the honour.

She thanked them for working with her to create a valuable team that ensures the education right of every child.

"I feel so honoured to receive the Princess Diana Legacy Award in London alongside 19 other incredible young game changers from across the world! Princess Diana was an icon who genuinely cared about young people. She chose to be fearless and as a result, she became timeless," she said.

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In other news, Pope Francis appointed Most Reverend Denis Isizoh who is the auxiliary bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese as one of the members of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

The appointment was made known by the Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Paulinus Ezeokafor in a message of congratulation on Wednesday, July 15.

In the message, he described the appointment as a good one and a development which will bring a lot of goodwill to the Nigerian Catholics.

He said that the appointment bodes well and he is very confident in the ability of the appointee to succeed.

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