Expert Asks African Leaders to Take the Lead in Fostering Peace
A peace scholar, Dr Nathaniel Danjibo has called on African leaders to be united in other to fight against racism and build a peaceful society.
Dr Danjibo stated this during the celebration of International Day of Peace organized by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Oyo State Command.
He said with this year’s theme ” End Racism: Build Peace, the African leaders must work together to ensure that they fill the vacuum which racism has caused among the black nations.
Dr Danjibo, therefore, called on individuals, groups, and governments to always allow peace to reign as it promotes tolerance, and peaceful coexistence and also encourages national and international corporation.
On her part, the head of Peace and Conflict Unit of the NSCDC in Oyo State, Mrs Fatty Fache said the programme became imperative as part of their efforts in campaigning for the importance of peace in growth and development.
Mrs Fache said peace help in preventing inequity and violence and also serves as a ticket to a new and brighter future.
“Peace is a path to take for bringing growth and prosperity to achieving political strength, economic stability and cultural growth will be possible”
Earlier, while declaring the event open, NSCDC Commandant, Mr Michael Adaralewa called on the public to always ensure that they live harmoniously to achieve a peaceful atmosphere.
Mr Adaralewa said no nation could achieve development without the presence of relative peace, hence the need for people to always eschew violence and embrace peace in all their daily activities.
He noted that this year’s theme for the International Day of Peace, was “End Racism: Build Nation” and by embracing this, it would go a long way toward maintaining a peaceful society, especially as the country was about to begin political campaigns.
The NSCDC boss stated further that officers and men of the command should first begin the campaign for peace at their home, then it would be easy for them to discharge their duties in a peaceful manner.
Mr Adaralewa, thereby, called on the public to always see all the security agencies as partners in progress and should therefore work with them in a peaceful manner to collectively rebirth a better and crime-free society.
Meanwhile, the corps also honoured a late officer, Fatai Abiola who died in active service and presented a cheque of one million to his family after his wife was given automatic employment by the NSCDC Director General, Ahmed Audi.