2nd January, 2023
Goodluck Jonathan, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Dr. Jennifer Douglas, Managing Partner of Miyetti Law Firm, Ogiame Atuwatse, the Olu of Warri, Aisha Yesufu, and other Nigerians were named among the 100 Most Reputable Africans.
The 2023 ‘roll of honour’ was released on Monday by Reputation Poll International(RPI), organizers of the annual event.
The ranking released in alphabetical order featured men and women drawn from diverse sectors across the continent including; leadership, entertainment, advocacy, education, and business.
Other Nigerians who made the list include Dauda Lawal, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Credent Capital and Advisory, Human Rights activist Aisha Yesufu, Arunma Oteh and Akinremi Bolaji, Director, Legal and Consular, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Another set of listed Nigerians also includes Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, and Mr. Cosmas Maduka, Chairman of the Coscharis Group.
Pastor William Kumuyi, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Paul Enenche, and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, are four Nigerian clerics who made the list.
According to the organizers, the selection criteria are integrity, visibility, and impact.
“The above luminaries are joined by other great Africans who are celebrated for their social impact and social entrepreneurship that are transforming businesses in Africa and affecting lives positively without controversy.
“On Governance and Policy: Kenya’s President, Mr. Wiliam K. Ruto, Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi and Ivory Coast Senator, Chantal Moussokoura Fanny among others were listed.
“On Business: Egypt’s Naguib Onsi Sawiris chairman of Weather Investments’s parent company, Ghana’s Sir Samuel Esson Jonah Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, and Nigeria’s Dr Dauda Lawal, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Credent Capital and Advisory.
“On Human Rights Advocacy, Martha K. Koome, Chief Justice of Kenya, and Nigeria’s Aisha Yesufu are featured.
“On Leadership: Ethiopia’s President Sahle Work-Zedwe, Nigeria’s Dr Paul Enenche, and Ghana’s Afua Kyei (the Chief Financial Officer at Bank of England, where she leads the Finance Directorate) are also featured,” the organisers said.
Reputation Poll is acclaimed globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries.