FORMER Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy in Anambra state, Bonaventure Enemali has been conferred the award of United Nations Commander of Peace. The award was bestowed on him in Kigali, Rwanda.
Enemali was also appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Governance, Democracy and Electoral Process of the United Nations. His Excellency Amb Dr Jonathan Ojadah, Head of Mission UN-IPGC Africa handed the award and letter of appointment to Enemali in Kigali, Rwanda.
Speaking about his admission into the United Nations, Enemali told our correspondent during an exclusive interview in Awka, that the dual honour came to him as monumental achievements as he believes very strongly that his antecedents and track records of crisis management and conflict resolutions especially as Lands Commissioner earned him the prestigious UN Commander of Peace award and admission into the United Nations.
Although he said the dual recognition entailed a lot of traveling around the world on peace missions as well as other diplomatic engagements, Enemali equally believes that his inroad into the United Nations will expose him to other climbs and equally add to his knowledge, experience and education, having garnered rudimentary exposures in the Government of Anambra State under ex-Governor Willie Obiano as Commissioner for Youths and Lands respectively.
He said as a Commissioner for Lands in Anambra state, there were no land crises of any kind and that he was able to manage communal cum land disputes. That land administration in Anambra state had a new face between 2018, 2019 and 2020, when lands acquired in the 70s by the state government had their full compensations paid under the Willie Obiano regime when he was Commissioner for Lands.
Enemali, who disclosed that he would be on diplomatic assignments in Egypt, Turkey, Ghana and other countries of the globe, explained that it was indeed an honour to be a UN diplomat. He said his NGO– African Child Social Empowerment Centre would partner USAID to distribute contraceptives to curtail spread of HIV/AIDS infections in Anambra state.