Rotary Worldwide Membership, District 9125, Wednesday began the ‘prepare the trainers’ programme for peace students in Abuja.
The programme, which is captured below the membership’s grassroots peace sensitization, voter training and human rights consciousness agenda, is predicted to be stepped down in all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The District Governor of the Membership, Dr. Goddy Nnadi, who spoke throughout the workshop held on the Institute for Peace and Battle Decision (IPCR), Abuja, mentioned the workshop was geared toward elevating consciousness, and to re –set off Nigeria’s sub-consciousness on the significance of peace.
Represented by the membership’s District Secretary, Dr. Alhassan Dan-Hassan, Nnadi, mentioned the institution of peace within the nation and throughout the globe was paramount to the Rotary Worldwide.
He mentioned: “The institution of peace in our houses, in our communities, in our native authorities and in Nigeria could be very paramount to Rotary Worldwide. Within the Rotary Membership, we now have seven areas of focus, and certainly one of them is peace-building and battle prevention. This underscores the significance of peace to Rotary.
“We must always not simply discuss peace; we should be seen to behave peacefully.Meaning peace is the inspiration of something you may change into, and with out peace, we received’t be right here. That’s the reason Rotary champions the reason for peace. We want peace on this nation. We’ve got been troubled, we now have been traumatized, however we’re not down. God is with us. We’ve got to stand up for the peace that we now have. This peace will not be anyplace else, it’s inside us. Subsequently, Rotary stands for peace. And with this programme, ‘prepare, the trainers’, I hope it is going to be scaled right down to the grassroots”.
In his handle of welcome, the Director-Common, the Institute for Peace and Battle Decision, IPCR, Dr. Bakut Bakut, who known as on Nigerians to make use of the social media area positively, requested them to consider within the oneness of the nation.
He mentioned: “The social media can be utilized as a destructive instrument, nevertheless it may also be used as a optimistic instrument. And that’s exactly what I’m saying. If we have a look at it now, over the months or time period, we’ve seen the misuse of social media, we now have seen the negativity of it. However my message is that we will change the narrative, we will start to make use of social media as an instrument of optimistic issues, fairly than destructive issues, and for pretend information.
“Right this moment being the Worldwide Peace Day, we have to remind ourselves that Nigeria is the one nation that we now have, and if we don’t discover a method to reside in peace with each other; if we don’t discover a method to cease the criminality, and cease the insecurity, we might sooner or later get up and discover out that we don’t have a rustic’’.
Forward of the 2023 common elections, he mentioned: “However thank God we’re making ready for the 2023 election, and we now have begun the method of sensitization on ensuring that we now have a violent- free election, an election that can be peaceable. That’s the essence of this coaching of trainers programme at this time’’.
The Government Chair, Rotary Nigeria Nationwide Peace-building and Battle Prevention Committee, Mr. Pietro Uzochukwu Macleo, who spoke with Journalists on the sideline of the occasion, mentioned the programme was designed to construct capacities of the trainees, to coach orders on the grassroots on peaceable coexistence.