In commemoration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day and in furtherance of the objective for the Activation of Positive Peace in Nigeria, Gray Child Foundation (GCF) has partnered with the Rotary Club of Abuja Wuse II on peace building project.
The project titled: “Breaking Bread” took place in Angwan Beri-Beri (Rugan Fulani) Jabi-Airport Road, which held on June 12, 2021, was aimed at carrying out grassroot community peace and security dialogue to ascertain the level of peacefulness and unrest in the Community.
The Traditional Ruler, Alhaji Idris Adamu and Chairman Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Adamu Rabo gave a comprehensive insight to the level of Peace and Security in the community, and listed the basic needs that would enhance the sustainability of peaceful coexistence in the community.
Chairman, Gray Child Foundation and
National Coordinator, Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria programme, Pietro Uzochukwu Macleo said the peacebuilding exercise was informed due to the rising state of insecurity and civil unrest in Nigeria, and the need to reiterate and re-orient grassroot communities on the importance of unity, fairness, equity, tolerance and love.
At the end of the dialogue, a Peace Accord was signed to reaffirm the Community’s pledge to cooperation, peaceful coexistence, and to adopt peace processes to address any conflicting issues that may arise in future.
The Angwan Beri-Beri (Rugan Fulani) Peace and Security Council was further commissioned. The Council consists of Traditional rulers, Religious Leaders, Women and Youth Leaders, Civil Society Leaders, Residence (indigenes and non-indegenes), Gentlemen etc. The event was then capped with a national prayer and cutting of the Nigeria democracy cake; as testament to a united and indivisible Nigeria.
In the usual tradition of the programme for Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria, a peace pillar was installed in the Community, bearing the inscription: “MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH” written in English, Arabic, Hausa and Gbayi. The peace pillar is to serve as a constant reminder to indigenes, residence and visitors alike for the need to maintain peace in the community and beyond.
At the closing of the occasion, members of the Angwan Beri-Beri Peace and Security Council, Rotary International and Gray Child Foundation embarked on a tree planting exercise to symbolized the Community agreement and pledge to peaceful coexistence.