Nigeria’s First Lady tasks African leaders on conflict resolutions

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Patience Jonathan

Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has called on African leaders to imbibe the “African spirit of conflict resolution”.

In commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace, IDP, Mrs. Jonathan said it was necessary for all the African leaders to resort to the use of dialogue in resolving crises..

She said the leaders should also make use of other peace building mechanism to bring about sustainable development in Africa.

The IDP is celebrated annually with this year’s theme titled: Rights of People to Peace’

In a statement by Kenneth Omooba, the Special Assistant to the First Lady on Media, Mrs. Jonathan said the day has been set aside for peace everywhere, which should give rise to a temporary ceasefire in war zones.

“Today, September 21 marks a memorial day set aside for peace and not absence of war such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone or situation,” Mrs. Jonathan said

Also as the President of African First Ladies Peace Mission, Mrs. Jonathan called on all African first ladies to support their husbands as agents of transformational development and good governance that would bring an end to the incessant violence in the African region.

Emphasising that no meaningful development could emanate from violence, the First Lady called on all Africans to imbibe the African culture of peace advocate and being their brother’s keeper.

Noting that everyone including herself as Mama Peace, a nickname she bestowed on herself, has a right to peaceful co-existence for sustainable development.


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  • Chiotu Nnamdi

    Good speech mama peace.As the President of the African first Ladies Peace mission ,you have successfully carried out the mandate.The humanitarian intervention component of the AFLPM deserves high commendation.

  • checkmate

    Madam Chai, the comedian.

  • kcee

    Very interesting and commending write up. You have spoken my mind Charles.

  • Harry

    The pure fact is that the so called National Peace Committee should be scraped, if not it will grow into yet another monster that Nigerians will again be struggling to deal with on the long run. Just as it was politically created, the PDP or other Political Party would compromised it to sub changed Nigerians, as you can see, Kukah is purely not working for the interest of Nigerians upon which the committee was set-up. From Kukah’s speech, you could evidently see clearly, that they went to threatened President Buhari. As we have come a long way, the battle has been won and lost, therefore in order not to create unnecessary distractions the peace committee should dismiss.

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  • agbobu

    AND GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE MOST CORRUPT, INEPT, SELFISH, CLUELESS, VISION LESS INCOMPETENT AND THE WORST UNPREPARED PRESIDENT NIGERIA HAS EVER HAD. GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS NOT ONLY A DISAPPOINTMENT TO HIMSELF BUT TO THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF THE NIGER DELTA. WE THE PEOPLE OF NIGER DELTA WILL NEVER EVER HAVE SUCH OPPORTUNITY TO RULE AND LEAD NIGERIA AGAIN AND IT IS A VERY GREAT SHAME. HOW PEOPLE LIKE YOU STICK UP AND DEFEND SUCH A MONUMENTAL FAILURE IS VERY BAFFLING. [CORRUPTION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE AND IT IS NOT STATUS BARRED, WHICH TRANSLATES THAT ANY CORRUPT PERSON CAN FACE JUSTICE ANY TIME EVEN AFTER DEATH. PRESIDENT BUHARI IS EFFECTIVE PLAYING HIS ROLE TO CHECKMATE CORRUPTION. IF OTHERS BEFORE HIM HAVE DONE THE SAME THING NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. IN ANY EVENT THE INSTITUTIONS UNDER PAST REGIME DID NOT LIVE UP TO WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF THEM. WE SHOULD ALL BE VERY GRATEFUL TO PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR STRENGTHENING THESE BODIES AND THEY ARE VERY FREE TO CARRY OUT THEIR FUNCTIONS. WE MUST ALL STAND UP VERY TALL AND SAY VERY LOUDLY, VERY FIRSTLY, VERY ROBUSTLY AND VERY COMPLETELY THAT CORRUPTION MUST BE OBLITERATED FROM OUR SOCIETY IF WE WANT TO MAKE VERY MEANINGFUL PROGRESS AS A GREAT NATION

  • OmoLasgidi

    Charles – thanks for a brilliant and apt article. The Peace (Pieces) Committee has become irrelevant and was put together in the first place by the Friends / Sympathizers of Jonathan to provide him with a soft landing and save him the self humiliation out of office if he had refused to leave office and tried to leave like a druken man in a china shop! We all know what happened to Laurent Gbagbo, his wife and cohorts – his would have been worse! It is clear that that Pieces committee was running an errand – either by themselves or sent by their former paymaster, Jonathan. We should ask them, did those corrupt accomplices and Senior Culprit tread softly with our commonwealth? Most likely this will be their last visit to GMB ….

  • David Efanga

    Absolutely on point and well articulated by Charles. It amazes me that this committee is tagged, “Peace Committee”. This is more like a “Compromise Committee”subtly advocating for a return to business-as-usual. I propose that the activities of this Committee, inclusive of its constituent members be scrutinized and possibly probed as they tend to be mobilizing against the promised Change.

  • Name

    I am surprised nobody has called Anyiam a yariba, rotten amala eating, gbegiri and ewedu eating awusa-foolani slave cowardly parasite