Friday, 20 September 2019

Peace Advocates to celebrate world Peace Day in Calabar

Peace actors cum advocates under the uspices of Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta, a pro-peace Civil society organization with chapters spread across the Niger Delta states of Nigeria is set to observe this year's United Nation's world Peace Day in Calabar, Cross River State. 

According to the Cross River State chapter coordinator of the group, Dr. Moses Abang, this year's celebration will involve a walk along selected streets in Calabar which will kick off from the Goodluck Jonathan Bypass Roundabout terminating at the community Town Hall of Nyaghasang area in the early hours of the day. 

Thereafter an advocacy talk to residents of Nyaghasang Community aimed at addressing anti-environment a
and anti-peace activities will be delivered by some key facilitators, high point of the event will be the "Signing up for Peace" targeted at extracting commitments from members of the community to imbibe peace. 

Dr. Abang also disclosed, that a radio talk show which will hold at Sparkling FM Calabar to sensitize and educate citizenry on the need for peaceful coexistence. 

Recall that, the General Assembly of the United Nations had set aside 21st September to celebrate Peace around the world. Proclaiming it as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

According to the Calendar of activities for this year's celebration, the UN as set "Climate Action for Peace" as the theme for this year's celebration. The UN says the theme highlights the significance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.

As part of its preparation for this year's world Peace Day, Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta had embarked on a chapter planting/sensitization tour to four Local Government Areas in the state, where new chapters of the organization were established in Biase, Yakurr, etc.
P4P trains C'riverians on conflict handling, creates new sub chapters [Pictures]

It should be recalled that Partners for Peace had used the last year edition of this same even to established a Peace Club in Community Secondary Ikot Ewa, Akpabuyo Local Government Area. Findings reveals that the club is expanding by the day with several activities ongoing to build a peaceful environment. 

You can be a part of this body and help build peace in your community by contacting the coordinator Dr. Moses Abang - 0703 066 1361 or Public Relations Officer Mr. Nyok Efio-Ita - 07089306420
or visit the state office at: P4P House,14 Edem Ekpenyong Str.