TJ Eko Of TheMetroLawyer, Canadian Scholar Dr. Obasesam Okoi, And Three Other Cross Riverians Make List Of #Changemakers: 100 Nigerians Leading Change
The female village head of Akai Efa community in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Henrietta Efa Akpera; founder of The Zeebah Foundation, Mr. Nzan Ogbe; American-based tech expert, Clement Ebri Jr; Canadian-based scholar, Dr. Obasesam Okoi and Abuja-based legal practitioner and co-founder of The Metro Lawyer (TML), Teyojesam Eko are among the five Cross Riverians listed in the 2023 edition of Changemakers: 100 Nigerians Leading Change.
“Changemakers: 100 Nigerians Leading Change”, is a biographical compendium that shares the stories of outstanding Nigerians making extraordinary impact and providing leadership in their sphere of influence.
In a statement jointly signed by the co-editors, Kammonke Abam and Tammie Edet Kammonke, those that made the prestigious list were selected from diverse backgrounds in acknowledgment of the tremendous contributions to the development of the society.
Kammonke Abam and Tammie Edet Kammonke said “Changemakers: 100 Nigerians Leading Change”, like other compendia published by Profiles & Biographies, is the company’s modest contribution to discovering and curating Nigeria’s best human endowment.
“Nigeria’s human resource base is the country’s biggest asset and we must take deliberate steps to unlock that potential and harness it through recognising the different skills set and peculiar endowment of citizens”, the statement said.
Among prominent Changemakers listed in this edition are a renowned philanthropist and Chairman of Global Citizen Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo; the founder/Global Lead of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr. Priscilla M. Achakpa; a feminist activist, grassroots mobilizer and a development consultant, Emem Okon; an organizational management expert and Co-Founder/ CEO, Clean Technology Hub Nigeria, Ms Ifeoma Malo; a women’s and children’s rights advocate and founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), Betty Abah; the Executive Director of Nigeria’s foremost advocacy non-governmental organization, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, Prince Williams Chima.
Others are a serving Senator, Ali Ndume and retired international soccer star, Kanu Nwankwo, rights activist, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani; the wife of the Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse, the President of NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero; and the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Festus Osifo among others.
The formal roll out of the compendium is scheduled for June 12, to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.