By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad
The National Coordinator, Agents For Citizen-Driven Transformation, Mr Adeniyi Aremu, a Non Governmental Organization, (NGO) has called on the Federal Government to provide enabling environment for security agencies to discharge their primary responsibility of protecting lives and property, before during and after 2023 general elections.
Mr Adeniyi made the call while addressing Journalists after 2-day National Peace Summit on conducive Market, Business Environment in Nigeria, under the Project tagged ‘Strengthening Community Engagement Towards Peace Building and Conflict Management in Kano State with support from the European Union Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation ( EU-ACT) program.
He similarly called on Government at all levels to allow security agencies conduct their activities without any interference to successfully achieve desired goals without any rancour.
The National Coordinator, further called on security agencies to live up to the expectations to ensure they discharge their constitutional role without any fear or favour.
He also described the media as vital instrument in peace building, stressing that its role in making sure society remain peaceful can never be over emphasized, stating that media is important ingredient in enlighten the people in society
Mr.Adeniyi further stressed the need for social inclusion towards peace building.
“It is significant to include people in society, women should be involved in policy making, politics and and bussines.”
He advised parents to look after their wards, explaining that family background is bedrock in peace building.
The National Coordinator lamented how fake news and hate speech is becoming order of the day, calling on all key relevant stakeholders to collaborate with a view to fight the scourge.
He pointed out that the program was designed to develop and strengthen civil society organisations in Nigeria.
“British Council recieved the fund on behalf of Civil society in Nigeria and allocate the money to CSOs to implement this project,”
He maintained that the Summit was coming together to fine-tune modalities towards peace building in society.
He revealed that the focal point of the Summit is peace building.
Representatives of CSOs from Faith Based Associations, Traditional Institutions, CSO workin on peace building, Women Group and Media attended the Summit.