From Andrew Ajijah, Jos
The Coordinator, Plateau Peace Media Network, (PPMN), Mr. Matthew Tegha has appealed to Nigerians and Plateau citizens in particular to eschew violence and live in harmony.
Mr. Tegha stated this in an address during a town hall meeting as part of activities to mark the 2023 International Peace Day on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State.
International Peace Day is a day set aside by the United Nations (UN). It holds 21st of September each year to help forester peace among people across the globe.
The Coordinator, PPMN said, at the stakeholders meeting, “It calls upon all of us, as stakeholders in this great state, to consider innovative and sustainable strategies for peace building that take into account the multidimensional nature of the challenges we face.”
“Our gathering today is further enriched by the sub-theme: “Actions for Peace: The Prospects and Challenges for Addressing the Multidimensional Crises in Plateau State.”
“This sub-theme acknowledges the complex landscape within our beloved Plateau State and underscores the urgency of addressing the multifaceted challenges that have impacted our communities.
“Plateau State, with its rich heritage of cultures and communities, has indeed faced a series of multidimensional crises; challenges ranging from inter-communal conflicts to environmental concerns that have tested the resilience of people on the Plateau.
He stressed that, “we firmly believe that through unity and a collective commitment to peace, we can overcome these challenges.”
“Let us begin our journey towards a more peaceful and prosperous Plateau State, united in our ambition for the global goals and ready to address the multidimensional crises with determination and innovation. Mr. Tegha emphasized.