Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola has been named among the 100 Top Global Thinkers for 2013 by a global personality assessment organization, Lo Spazio della Politica (LSDP). Adefunke Ekine, Fellow, Echidna Global Scholars, Nigeria is also on the list.
The organisation responsible for “The LSDP Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013”, said it listed Governor Fashola because he made Lagos an African hub of innovation, launching the Lagos Innovation Advisory Council, with the help of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Some of the other global personalities in the list are Pope Francis, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and Mayor of Warsaw, Poland, Hanna Gronkiewicz-waltz.
The lists emphasises mostly political leaders, scientists, businessmen, academics and intellectuals even as it tries to balance the geographical representation between Europe, the United States, Africa and other continents, the balance varies on yearly basis.