Barrister Zannah Mustapha is a legal practitioner based in Maiduguri, he is also the proprietor of Future Prowess Orphanage School, an academy established for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. The academy which kicked off in 2007 in his house which started with 36 children.
He made history as the first Nigerian to earn a global recognition for humanitarian services from far away Scotland where he contested with two other nominees to emerge the first runner up for the 2016 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.
Zannah runs the only school in Borno State where orphans and children of victims from both sides of Boko Haram insurgency are given free education in a school where pupils are fed freely.
His relentless effort to give assured future for the downtrodden children, which started since 2007, eventually earned him an international recognition especially for daring to promote western education in a volatile clime where doing so was almost a taboo of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Boko Haram insurgents, in their avowed hate for westernisation, had killed more than 200, 000 people and caused the displacement of over two million persons in northeast Nigeria in the last five years.