The Junior Chamber International (JCI) has announced the 2017 Ten Outstanding Persons Honorees.
The youth organization made the announcement on its website after weeks of voting amongst the 20 finalists that were shortlisted around the globe.
Nigeria’s Adepeju Opeyemi Jaiyeoba shortlisted for her innovative work in maternal health, and 22 year old Imrana Alhaji Buba, made the highly competitive list.
According to the organization’s website, more than 33 Nigerian states and 300,000 women and babies have received Jaiyeoba’s innovative Delivery Kit designed to save lives of mother and child during delivery.
On the other hand Imrana who was honoured for his Contribution to children, world peace and or human rights, has used his efforts led to the founding of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT), a volunteer based youth-led organization, to unite youth against violent extremism in north-eastern Nigeria.
Other recognized include;
Massa Aboujeib Contribution to children, world peace and or human rights
Steven Claeys Business, economic and or entrepreneurial accomplishment
Engin Durgun Academic leadership and/or accomplishment
Ahmet Kuzubasli Business, economic, and or entrepreneurial accomplishment
Harry McCann Business, economic and or entrepreneurial accomplishment
Anna Rukko Humanitarian and or voluntary leadership
Professor Oscar Franklin Political, legal and or governmental affairs
Darco Vieira Cristiano Humanitarian and or voluntary leadership