Commonwealth Day: Peace And Reconciliation Centre Awards Deserving Nigerians

The advanced peace and reconciliation Centre of Nigeria organization has celebrated the 2022 Commonwealth Day with an induction and presentation of awards to deserving Nigerians who have championed the course of Peace and conflict resolution in their various fields and domains across the country and the world at large.

The program which had a representative of the Queen of England, Peace ambassadors from the commonwealth from member nations in attendance with the theme Delivering a common Future, Connecting, Innovating and transforming took place at the merit House maitama Abuja

Ambassador Okocha Morgan Chairman and Ambassador Jessica Tar National President of APRCN in their separate remarks while advocating on the need for world peace enumerated the variouse reasons for belonging to the commonwealth which the duo said is the willingness to share, exchange, act for the common good by including and transforming others, drawing on collective insights knowledge, resources and working together to lay the foundation for a harmonious and progressive society

Fielding questions from Journalists at the event Mr Ebikiseye Johnny from Bayelsa State and DG of Tinubu Vanguard who received an eminent Ambassador award said peace should begin from the home front that without peace in the family that transcends to the community and society there will be no peace in the world and called on all especially Bayelsans to embrace peace at all times.

‘‘I am an ijaw man and Bayelsa is relatively known for peace some where around the early 90s we had some unrest but for some time now Bayelsa has been a peaceful state but I still want to reemphasis and reiterate the need for Bayelsan to give peace a chance, when the society is peaceful it gives birth to many other things like investors and companies to come and establish in Bayelsa state and create jobs for our youths and make a better society for our people to reside in the state beginning from the home front to the apex of the society’’ he said

He however dedicated his award to all Nigerians who embrace peace.

Other categories of awards were the UN Eminent Ambassador award, Doctorial/ Honourary award, Chartered/ Fellow award amongst others.

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