‘Peace not negotiable for Nigeria’s growth’

THE Society for Peace Study and Practice, SPSP, Ogun State chapter, has cautioned Nigerians against violent acts and called for peaceful co-existence for the benefit of the nation.

The Vice-Chairman of the society, Iyabo Awojuola, said this during an interview with journalists after ‘A Peace Walk’ by members in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of activities to mark Global Peace Day.

Awojuola urged Nigerians to live in peace with one another, saying peace is an essential ingredient of growth and progress, stressing the need for peaceful co-existence in order for growth and development to take place.

She said, “Today’s World Peace Walk is to implore Nigerians to live in peace with one another. Peace is what concerns all of us starting from our families to the society and Nigeria at large and we must ensure we peacefully co-exist among ourselves.”

In his remark, Head of Peace, Conflict and Resolution of the NSCDC, Mr Olusanya Olawale, echoed that Nigerians should ensure they live peacefully with one another for social integration that would bring about development in the  country, pointing out that, “Peace is the business of all Nigerians.”

The State Police Command’s Spokesman, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in his address said peace must always be considered as paramount to nation building.

Also speaking at the event, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Taiwo Ladiru, said peace was very crucial to any nation’s development hence all Nigerians must embrace it.