Peace is required for proper development – Oyo NOA Director

The need to foster harmonious relationship among Nigerians irrespective of religious, tribe or political background for a peaceful country has been reemphasized. 

At a sensitization programme marking this year’s International Day of Peace organized in Ibadan by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Oyo State director, Mrs. Dolapo Dosunmu explained that no nation of the world could develop in an atmosphere of chaos, insurgence, ethnic and religious crises, hence the need for everyone to toe the path of peace at all times. 

Mrs. Dosunmu said the agency will not rest on its oars in the drumming into the hearing of Nigerians, the importance of peace to the socio-economic development of the country, until the peaceful relations become an general attitude in Nigeria. 

Also speaking, Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the  Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Mutiu Agboke identified family ties, justice for all, understanding the differences of every person and caution in the preaching of material gains by religious leaders as some of the factors needed to nurture peace in Nigeria. 

A cross-section of participants at the International Day of Peace Event at the Oyo State NOA Secretariat

Mr. Agboke who was on a Thank You Visit to the NOA to climax INEC’s Appreciation Tour to stakeholders for their support for success of the 2019 general election, appealed to NOA to sustain the cordial relationship enjoyed with the commission before and during the election. 

The event marking the United Nations’ International Day of Peace usually being celebrated every 21st of September featured presentation of award of excellence to Oyo State NOA by the Oyo State INEC REC. 

Mosope Kehinde

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