FCT Minister, NSCDC Boss, Others to Celebrate NOUN’s UN Day of Peace

The Department of Peace and Conflict Resolution of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will join the world on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.

A statement released Monday by the chairman, the event’s media and publicity subcommittee, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the theme for this year’s celebration is “End racism, build peace”.

Balogun announced that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, will attend as a special guest of honor, while the Peace Day highlights include a lecture by the Vice-Chancellor, Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State , Professor Uwakwe Abugu, at the Convocation Arena, NOUN Headquarters, Abuja from 10am.

According to the statement, other activities are scheduled for the day, such as the Peace Walk from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, a workshop, HOD’s awards, a presentation and the launch of a book on peacebuilding and nationalism.

The chair of the day is the Commander General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, while the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, Professor Umaru Pate and Professor Oluranti Ojo from the Department of History and International Studies, University of Abuja are the main discussants.

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The statement added that the duo of Professor Femi Peters, Vice Chancellor, NOUN, and Dr. Samuel Opeyemi Iroye, HOD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, NOUN are the lead host and host respectively.

Other expected guests are Chief Imam, National Mosque, Abuja, Professor Ibrahim Maqari and Archbishop of the African Church, Abuja, the most Revd Dr. Peter Oluwakemi Ogunmuyiwa as spiritual fathers of the day.

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari and the Director General, National Center for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja, Dr. Velita Asabe Bashir, are also special guests of honor.

Royal fathers expected to honor the occasion are the Emir of Dutse and Chancellor, Sokoto State University, Dr Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi and His Highness, Sarkin Karshi, FCT, Abuja, Alhaji Ismail Mohammed.

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