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Institute urges state governors to sensitise residents to importance of peace



The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has urged state governors to sensitise residents to the importance of peace and environmental management with a view to preventing conflict.

Its Director General, Dr. Bakut Bakut, who gave the advice in Abuja on Friday while briefing journalists on the forthcoming 2019 International Day of Peace usually celebrated annually worldwide on Sept. 21, said that the governors could do so via statewide broadcasts.

“Globally, peace is the most valuable desire of every society and it a language spoken by all.

“Absence of peace communicates nothing else than destruction of lives and properties leaving behind sorrow, pain, suffering, and total disorder which are alien to civilised human society,” he said.

According to him, the theme of the Day – `Climate Action for Peace’ – will focus on poverty, hunger, health, education, the environment, gender equality, water sanitation, and energy.

Bakut added that the theme of the Day was generated in order to elicit actions that would help address issues with negative impact on the ecosystem.

He said that the institution had built synergies through intervention programmes aimed at combating climate change for peaceful coexistence in the country.

Baku, however, said that the campaign for peace should be holistic and all-encompassing.

He, therefore, called on religious leaders in the country to pray for peace in churches and mosques.

The Chairperson of the event, Mrs Grace Audu, praised all security agencies in the country for being “active in ensuring peace in our various communities.”

She added that everyone needed to be involved in efforts aimed at peacebuilding.


(Edited by Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Emmanuel Yashim)

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