The United Nations Peace and Positive Living and Awareness Centre, UN PEPOLAC, has made a strong call on the federal government to come up with effective socio-economic programs that would restore people’s confidence and trust on government, as a means of dousing the tension in the country.
This was contained in a communiqué released by the organization after its 2021 Peace Convention, recently held in Awka, Anambra State and jointly signed by the International Coordinator, Right Reverend Dr. Ozioma Ozoemena and others.
In the prevailing insecurity in the country, the organization advised the federal government to consider the twelve points resolutions of the southern governors, as that according to it, will serve as the needed panacea for peace, security and economic growth of the nation.
It advised government at all levels to timely respond to people’s challenges and complaints in other to bridge the gap in communication, which could result to the breakdown of peace and order in the society.
The UN- PEPOLAC also directed all stakeholders in the society, especially communities, religions, various groups, and ethnic nationalities, to embrace peace as a lifestyle, pointing out that it is only in an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence that the nation can enjoy sustainable development, social cohesion and economic prosperity.
It asked Anambra State Government through the ministries of Basic and Tertiary Education to include peace and security education in academic curriculum with a view to inculcating in the children, the right values and inform them of their rights and duties to one another, the community and the state at large.
The UN-PEPOLAC NIGERIA congratulated Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for being proactive in the area of peace and security, hence the status of the best secured and most peaceful state in Nigeria.
The organization equally congratulated Governor Obiano for his legacy projects, including the International Cargo and Passengers Airport at Umueri, the International Conference Centre at Awka and the Awka Township Stadium.
It also enjoined Ndi Anambra to leverage on the INEC Continuous Voters’ registration exercise to register and get their voters cards, and be ready to vote massively and peacefully on November sixth governorship elections in the state.