By Henry Ojelu
ILARAMOKIN—THE adage that evil flourishes when excellent women and men do not anything rang a bell just lately when ratings of youths around the six geo-political zones of the rustic accrued in Ilaramokin, Ondo State and spoke with one voice against the emerging spate of violence within the nation.
The match was once the maiden version of National Youth Peace Summit, NYPS, powered by means of the United States of America based totally International Youth Congress, IYC, with the endorsement of the administrative center of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye-Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.With a central theme: ‘Paving method in opposition to non-violent Nigeria’, the youths had been grilled by means of a number of erudite students, tutors and policymakers on subjects such as Conflict Management and Resolution, Youth Leadership and Education, Good Governance and Economic Growth, Globalization and International Human Rights Framework, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, Effective Mediation amongst others.
In his opening remarks, on the weeklong match held at Elizade University in Ondo State, President, International Youth Congress, Nigeria, Mr. Akinyemi Olowokere described the summit as a one-time alternative designed to reveal youths to key problems in governance and help them take holistic place particularly within the spaces that has effects on them at once. He said that the development was once moderately deliberate to encourage youths to shun violence and toe the trail of non violent co-existence.
In her Keynote deal with, the wife of Bauchi State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar, represented by means of the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Child Development, Barrister Ruqayya Ibrahim Kewa, referred to as on Nigerian youths to stand up and insist their rights and non violent coexistence, caution that except they talk with one voice this might not be imaginable.
Abubakar, who’s Founder, Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace initiative, BSWEEP, stated: “You must call for your rights; get entry to to high quality schooling, excellent roads and health care services and products are your rights. It is your proper to are living under the situation of peace now not in an environment of tension, panicky and palpable worry that at this time characterizes the polity.
”I encourage all of you to be brokers of sure trade. Through campaign for peace, now we have returned Bauchi State to a land of peace and calmness. Boko Haram is now historical past in our state. This feat, we completed with the unflinching toughen of youths of Bauchi State.” In his presentation, an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Samuel Fasanmi stated there can by no means be peace in an atmosphere characterised by means of injustice, large starvation, poverty, formative years unemployment and absolute inequality.