…Stages peace walk campaign, see details????
As the World marks the World Peace Day today, the Peace Corp Nigeria in partnership with seventeen Rotary clubs in Port Harcourt and the Relief International Africa are staging a Peace Walk campaign to amplify the call to action for collective efforts to foster peace especially in Rivers State.
The Peace Walk Campaign which will take off from Garrison in Port Harcourt with other partners which includes Rotary Nigeria National Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Committee, Rivers State Chapter and the Universal Peace Federation will terminate near the Port Harcourt Mall with stops at the Police head quarters, State House of Assembly and Government House to call on them to take steps to build peace and achieve the sustainable Development Goals.
Commandant of the Peace Corp Nigeria Rivers State Command Dr Michael Obiora said the PCN will continue to carry it’s core mandate of facilitating peace through volunteerism community services and Nation-building.
He said “Government must be intentional in building sustainable peace through human capacity development”.
Coordinating leader of the seventeen Rotary Clubs and President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Rebisi Kingdom Kris Ugo said said ” the Rotary clubs in Rivers State will raise it’s peace drive and campaign across it’s catchment areas to maintain existing peace and foster more development in the state”.
On her part, initiator of the Peace Walk Project and Assistant Peace Coordinator, Rotary Nigeria National Peace building and Conflict Prevention Committee, Rivers State Chapter, Precious Ahiakwo-Ovie said the committee will “influence the optimal function of state institutions and create an environment that nurtures communities and supports enterprise by activating positive Peace in Nigeria”.
Arinze Akupue Rivers State Coordinator of the Universal Federation of Peace and Issac Green, State Coordinator of Relief International Africa also spoke on the theme of the 2023 World Peace day “Action For Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals”
The Rotary Club partners include, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Rebisi Kingdom, South, City Valley, Seaport, GRA, Cosmopolitan, Metropolitan, Creek View, Spring Gardens, Orbit, Gateway, Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Atlantic City, New City, Esara Cityand Rotary Club of Onne.
Credit: Precious Ahiakwo-Ovie