By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (GPFN), has appealed to all Nigerians and humanity in general to work together to ensure peaceful coexistence in all spheres of life.
Speaking on the celebration of International Day of Peace 2020 on the theme, “Shaping Peace Together”, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the Country Director of GPFN in a statement noted that this year’s theme is apt considering the challenge of Covid-19 which has make human beings to see humanity the need to work, fight and build the society together.
He noted, “Despite the lockdown, the closure of markets and business places which make many more people poorer since their source of livelihood is their daily labour, so many communities still suffered violence conflicts, banditry attacks and destruction of lives and properties.”
The Country Director said, “We at Global Peace Foundation preach that Human beings are members of One Family Under God.
“We therefore wish to appeal to all Nigerian families, be they Christians or Muslims, men or women, young and the old, educated and the uneducated. Professionals and everybody, whether you are Yoruba, Hausa, lbo, Fulani or any tribe in this beautiful country. You could come from the North, South, West or Middle belt. Let us remember we all come from one esteem human family and must shape the peace of our home, communities, institutions and nation together.”
He called on the leadership of the country from local government, states and federal governments to know true peace can only be built when we work with others for a common purpose.
“You can not achieve true peace by isolating others.True peace is all inclusive efforts and everybody playing his or her role for peaceful coexistence,” he assured.
Global Peace Foundation Nigeria, he said, wishes to use this special International Peace day occasion to congratulate the United Nations, government of Nigeria, all peace workers and peace promoters, and everybody that is making or keeping peace.
He appealed to all and sundry not to be discourage by the violence they see or hear around them, assuring that their little effort could help stop the spread of violence and together shape peace for the overall benefit of mankind.