Revered Singer, 2face, has become the first Nigerian to be appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
A statement released by the agency on Tuesday states that the singer was chosen due to his commitment to improving the plight of Internally Displced Persons (IDP) in the Northeast.
“For the past three years, 2Baba has been a committed High-Level Supporter of UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign – a pan-African movement of people from all walks of life investing in a better future for forcibly displaced people across the continent.
“In this role, he has dedicated his time to uplift the narrative of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) in Africa. In 2017, 2Baba visited IDP camps in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state,” it reads.
The celebrated pop star shared his experience with the IDPs.
He said, “These families shared heart-breaking stories of watching loved ones being kidnapped or killed, forced to flee the comfort of their homes and leave everything they knew behind. I saw how they struggled to access basic things that we take for granted – like food, water, education and healthcare,”
“I witnessed UNHCR’s work firsthand during my visits and commend the organization for being on the frontlines, providing emergency relief and support to forcibly displaced families. I believe in this organization and I’m proud to be associated with UNHCR.”
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Honoured and humbled by my appointment as regional goodwill ambassador of UNHCR. Thanks for the recognition. This will no doubt deepen my commitment to supporting the effort of UNHCR personnel and volunteers who are on ground every day, working hard to provide support and hope to millions of forcefully displaced persons across the world. Special thanks to donors and supporters of the cause. Blessings one and all. #WARRIORS #GRATEFUL #ONELOVERELIGION @refugees @unhcr_nigeria @unhcrpartnershipsafrica