A non-governmental organisation, Youth for Peace & Development in Niger Delta (YPDND), has laid a foundation for the construction of ‘Peace & Dialogue House’ in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
At the foundation-laying ceremony of the building complex on Tuesday witnessed by dignitaries, the national president of YPDND, Comrade Joseph Opuama (JP), acknowledged the contributions of the immediate past governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson, for providing the land and other logistics for the take-off of the project.
Opuama also noted the support of the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Major General Enobong Okon Udoh, to peace, development and humanity in Niger Delta region and the nation at large.
He added that Udoh’s contribution and encouragement for the project, in order to for peace to thrive in Niger Delta, were invaluable.
He, therefore, urged the youths of Niger Delta to continue to embrace peace and always employ same approach for dispute resolution in the interest of development in the region.
“There can’t be development in Niger Delta and Nigeria at large without peace. We need peace in every part of the country and I believe and hope that this gesture by the Youth for Peace & Development in Niger Delta to build an edifice will continue to foster peace and development in the region.
“The ‘Peace & Dialogue House’ will serve as a melting point of ideas and programmes that will engender peace and development in the region and Nigeria at large. I, therefore, urge our youths to always embrace peace for sustainable development in Niger Delta,” Opuama explained.
LEADERSHIP reports that YPDND is an NGO registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2009, with presence in the nine Niger Delta States and it’s committed to the promotion of peace and development.