The Commandant General National Unity and Peace Corps NUPC, Dr Chinedu Nneji has called on the government to ensure peace studies is introduced at the early education stage of the Nigerian Child to achieve sustainable peace in the country.
Dr Nneji who made the call at an event organised by the NUPC to mark the twenty nineteen United Nations International Day of Peace with the theme ‘Climate change for peace’ stressed the need for value reorientation to ensure Nigerian youths do not take to violence.
“Peace studies and history must form part of our education syllabus from primary school level, when we teach peace, children grow with and profess it when they become adult, ensuring dialogue instead of violence whenever there is dispute”.
Dr Chinedu Nneji said the corps has mediated and resolved violence conflicts across different communities pledged its continuous commitment towards the sustainability of peace and development in the nation.
“We have done a lot to ensure peace in waring communities like the Ife-Modakeke conflict in Osun state that happened in the past, Iza and Ezilo in Ebonyi State, Tiv and Jukun in Taraba and parts of Benue states, Farmers-Headers crises in Kaduna and other parts of the country, including Umuleri-Aguleri crises in Anambra State, we have also penciled down a lot of other areas to work on, all we want is for government to give us legislative backing and enabling environment to thrive”.
The Commandant General also appealed to the government to ensure the speedy passage and implementation of legislation to curtail climate and environmental issues to avert crises in the country.