By maryam Diallo Dakar
Media Group Expresses Gratitude to Peace Commission, IMC, and Stakeholders for the Success of Peace Week Events 2023
Kaduna, Nigeria – The National President of the Nigeria Networks of Peace Journalists (NNPJ), Mr. Ibrahima Yakubu, has expressed his satisfaction with the recently concluded week-long event in Kaduna, which aimed at marking International Peace Day as a remarkable occasion.
In a statement released to the press this morning, Mr. Yakubu extended his heartfelt appreciation to the Kaduna State Peace Commission, Mercy Corps Interfaith Mediation Center (IMC), Action Aid, Global Peace Development, and International Alert for their efforts in organizing this commemorative event, making this year’s International Peace Day truly unique.
Mr. Yakubu highlighted that this event was the first of its kind, featuring a series of daily activities held over the course of seven days. These activities were designed to educate the general public on the significance of peace and harmony among adherents of different faith-based organizations in the country.
The seven-day event, which commenced last Friday and concluded on Thursday evening at Kaduna State University, successfully educated millions of Kaduna community members on the importance of fostering peace and unity.
A variety of activities took place during the week, including sports events such as football games, endurance trekking, visits to IDP camps, and media briefings by Islamic and Christian clergy members who emphasized the importance of the entire Peace Week.
Mr. Yakubu also expressed his gratitude to the technical committee that was responsible for planning the entire week-long event, underscoring their role in its success.
He further acknowledged the support of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jamaatul Nasrul Islam (JNI), as well as all the media organizations that collaborated with stakeholders to ensure the success of the entire week-long event.
In closing, Mr. Yakubu extended his appreciation to the Kaduna State Police Command, the Kaduna State Joint Task Force (Civilian JTF), and other civil organizations that contributed to making this year’s International Peace Day truly remarkable.