World Peace Growth has blamed the spate of insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes ravaging Nigeria on lack of synergy, belief deficit and disunity, whereas tasking leaders and youths to advertise unity, peaceable and harmonious coexistence.
The Director Normal, World Peace Growth (GPD), Mr. Ebruke Eskie acknowledged this whereas addressing the Cultural Peace Fiesta in Kaduna in commemoration of the 2022 World Peace Day, with the theme: “Embrace Variety, Construct Peace”. The Fiesta, which was organised by GPD and ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with Kaduna state Ministry of Tradition and Tourism with funding from World Neighborhood Engagement and Resilient Fund (GCERF), featured cultural show with cultural dance competitors amongst 12 completely different cultural troupes from inside and out of doors Kaduna state.
Mr Eskie mentioned the occasion introduced younger women and men from numerous cultures collectively to advertise peace and tolerance, thereby making certain unity, concord and brotherhood among the many over 50 indigenous ethnic nationalities throughout the 23 native authorities areas in Kaduna state. “kidnapping, banditry and herders/farmers battle are important points hampering residents security, peace and growth of the nation, notably Kaduna state. Our incapacity to curb these menace could be linked to belief deficit, lack of synergy and disunity among the many numerous cultures within the state.”
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state nonetheless blamed the spate of insecurity and financial challenges dealing with the nation on Nigerians’ lack of cultures and values and ignorance of identification. He famous that when Nigerians return to being contented with what they’ve, being in truth and sincere in all conditions, loving and respecting each other regardless of their social or monetary standing, tradition, tribe and faith; corruption and poverty would desert the folks and peace would have a stronger basis among the many folks.
The Governor, who was represented by Hajiya Khadija Hawaja Gambo mentioned, “one of many the reason why Nigerians are in such a scenario during which we’re is on account of our deliberate ignorance, and refusal to acknowledge who we’re as a folks and as people. Our cultures as Africans, as Nigerians is a tradition of affection, respect, truthfulness, order. A tradition that acknowledges human dignity, frowns at cheats, stealing and something evil. This was our tradition. Previously we cherished each other regardless of what language, tradition.
“We give out love, we welcome strangers not minding who they’re, we don’t take medication to be excessive, we’re at all times comfortable. We’re people who find themselves glad with the little we’ve got. We respect folks on the idea of humanity not materials sense. We don’t look down on every one other, our folks dance when they’re comfortable. We’re embracing modernity, however the type of modernity we embrace is the unfavourable one as a result of we determined to desert our tradition which is stuffed with values and embrace a a tradition of materialism which is international to us.”
For ActionAid Nigeria, the 2022 Cultural Peace Fiesta is predicted to “promote a peaceable Kaduna state that’s simply, equitable for everybody via creativity, artwork and tradition whereas selling abilities. Showcase the sweetness in range and peaceable coexistence between folks and nations and create consciousness on the hazards of violent extremism”.