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PeacebackNigeria Initiative takes off from Imo State

by News Echo
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Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has flagged off the campaign on #PeaceBackNigeria, an initiative of the International Association of World Peace Advocates.

This was done at the weekend when members of the initiative paid gov Uzodimma a courtesy call at the Government House, Owerri.

Uzodimma told the group that peace in Nigeria has now become inevitable going by the recent experience where the EndSARS protest organized by Nigerian youths against alleged police brutality turned out to be a source of worry to well-meaning citizens of the country, following the hijack of the peaceful protest by criminal elements in the society.

The governor regretted that today the country is bleeding from the looting and destruction of public and private property by criminal elements who hid under the well intentioned peaceful youth EndSARS protest to afflict the country.

Governor Uzodimma said a time like this when many Nigerians feel hurt, an initiative like the #PeaceBackNigeria has become inevitable.

“I will join you to take this campaign beyond here. We are definitely with you in your campaign,” the governor assured the group, reminding them again and again that “only a peaceful Nigeria will guarantee justice, equity fairness, and development.”

Earlier, Group Leader of the #PeaceBackNigeria
Campaign, Ambassador Emmanuel Nkweke thanked the governor for accepting to be the face of the campaign.

Nkweke in his speech recalled that Governor Uzodimma was recently chosen as the 2020 SDG most friendly governor in Nigeria, not for fun, but for the rare qualities he has demonstrated in leadership devoid of tribal sentiment, religion, race, sex and class.

“Your Excellency, we are determined to ensuring that peace is back to Nigeria which forms the hash tag #PeaceBackNigeria.

We have implicit and explicit confidence to begin this peace campaign with you here in Imo State Government House and let EndSARS brutality that started in the month of October 2020, is witnessing today 30th October 2020, a peace campaign for
2020, a peace campaign for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria,” Nkweke said”.

He thanked the governor for being youth friendly and for his quick intervention in approving the sum of N2billion for youth empowerment in Imo State, with the intention of spending a total of N6 billion to train 500,000 Imo youths over a period of three years.

Nkweke said the #PeaceBackNigeria campaign will partner with the international organizations, development partners and foreign embassies to host peace workshops in Nigeria.

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