The President, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, SPSP, Mr Nathaniel Msen Awuapila, FSPSP, on behalf of the National Working Committee (NWC), the Central Working Committee (CWC), the Board of Trustees (BOT), the Body of Fellows and Members of the SPSP, Felicitates with Nigerians as the Country celebrates her 63rd Independence Anniversary.
As we Celebrate, Mr Awuapila tasks Nigerians to imbibe and embrace the path of peace. He notes that Nigerians have shown much faith during the past months when, collectively, they have also endured much hardship. He observes that the path to greatness and sustainable development for any nation is hardly ever a straightforward one.
Addressing the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Government, he says that the collective experience of Nigerians during the last few months has offered Government an opportunity to position the President Tinubu “Renewed Hope” agenda to explore options for sustainable peacebuilding, using the full range of the All-of-the-Government and All-of-the-Nation approaches for managing the protracted, perhaps intractable, structural and other issues. He, however, reassures that Nigerians, collectively, have what it takes to drive the country to the desired destination. He further emphasizes the need for the deployment of appropriate expertise toward managing the ongoing security and peacebuilding challenges in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region, with eyes on the evolving hot spots.
The SPSP President, therefore, pledges that, as a Society of Peace Scholars and Practitioners, the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, SPSP, is ready to partner with the Federal and State Governments to create and build a Nigerian environment supportive of self-sustaining and durable peace across the Country. He equally extends similar gesture of willingness to serve, to the ECOWAS authorities.
Muhammad Kudu Abubakar, fnipr, mspsp
National Publicity Secretary, SPSP.