The awardee, Ambassador (Dr.) Ernest Mark Akhiphemelo hails from Iyerekhu in South Ibie of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. Ambassador Akhiphemmelo had his primary education at Ikiroda primary school in Ughiekha in South Ibie.
Another Nigeria has been appointed as an International Peace Advocate by the United Nations POLAC-Foundation, just as the list of Nigerians attaining world prominence was recently capped with the appointment of Dr. Ngozo Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
The latest entrant into this prestigious class in which Nigerians are currently the cynosure of envy is Chief (Dr.) Ernest Mark Akhiphemelo, the president of the Latin American Motorcycle Association, Nigeria Chapter.
A copy of the letter conveying his nomination/appointment dated January 15th, 2021, and signed by the Director-General UN-POLAC Foundation, Prof. Halo B. Eton FCWI, MyrP indicates that POLAC,s mandate is to enhance the effectiveness of UN Sustainable Development Goals and UNESCO culture of peace project, particularly the maintenance of peace and security and the restoration of human dignity.
The letter emphasized to the recipient that “As an international peace advocate, you can be called upon for peacemaking, conflict resolution and other activities that encourages peace and positive living in line with the best international practices”
The investiture of Ambassador (Dr.) Akhiphemelo will hold at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja in Lagos on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 12:00 prompt. Keynote Speaker is Prof. Isaac Olawale Albert, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, while the Special Guest of Honour is Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja.
The awardee, Ambassador (Dr.) Ernest Mark Akhiphemelo hails from Iyerekhu in South Ibie of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. Ambassador Akhiphemmelo had his primary education at Ikiroda primary school in Ughiekha in South Ibie. He later enrolled for his secondary education at Ayogwiri Secondary School in Uzairue. A graduate of Nigeria Open University, he holds a doctorate degree in philosophy and tourism. Dr. Ernest Mark Akhiphemelo is the CEO of First Entertainment Ideas Concept, Volga Overseas limited as well as the Managing Director of Javier Ponce Architects, an international consortium of architectural firms. He is also the founder and continental president of the Nigerian Chapter of the Latin America Motorcycle Association (LAMA) and Chief Organizer, Rediscover Nigeria Heritage Bikers Tour.
Ambassador (Dr.) Ernest Mark Akhiphemmelo is happily married to Roselyn Chioma Akhikpemhelo and blessed with two children, Jephthah Akhikpemhelo and Ernest Akhikpemhelo Jr.
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