The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Professor OshitaOsangOshita has said that violent conflict remained an enemy to all Nigerians making it imperative for all to unite to prevent it from consuming us.
This was made known in a press statement released yesterday in Abuja by the Institute and signed by the Special Assistant Media to the DG, Mr. Abu I. Michael
Oshita who made the call on occasion of the project on peaceful coexistence nationwide, north central zone held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital disclosed that despite the awful situations of insecurity confronting the country, researches by IPCR showed that the vast majority of Nigerians craved for one united, strong and indivisible country of mutual accommodation, unity and prevalence of justice.
He also expressed the need for deliberate actions towards harnessing the country’s robust diversity and strengthening national unity for sustainable growth and development that would offer all Nigerians a sense of belonging.
He regretted that the mechanisms for constructive diversity management had not been developed since independence in 1960.
The IPCR Boss reiterated that the Institute believed that peace was not only invaluable but was also the greatest positive human value which every Nigerian must work to preserve hence its absence caused nothing than agony for everyone.
He urged al to collectively invest in peace so as not to destroy the businesses and resources required to grow the economy and provide jobs for the teeming youths