FOR THE RECORDS : Ex Nigeria's President Jonathan's Recipe For Peace Must Be Copied By Other Troubled Nations Around the World
Erstwhile Nigeria President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON has never hidden his love for peace
The highly decorated Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015 and lost the 2015 presidential election to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, and was the first incumbent President in Nigerian history to concede defeat in an election recently spoke on his recipe for peace, we are producing it today for the records sake
“Our pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs.
“This is so because peace is the bridge that links poverty to prosperity, reconciles hope with despair and imposes order on chaos.
“There is no doubt that our nation is plagued by many crises and these challenges have continued to threaten our fate and shared destinies.
“We have lost our loved ones, lost millions of properties and investment because of insecurity.
“The challenges posed by banditry, terrorism and other associated crimes threaten our human essence and the essential values of our democracy and nationhood and the crisis facing Nigeria today required sacrifice and urgency of actions from all stakeholders.
“We must, therefore, show commitment to peace, in words, in action and in all other necessary means,” he appealed
· Such words must be documented not only by Nigerians but all African Countries and areas of the world currently facing unrest
Sourced by Mike Cerutti Osagie
Africa’s most outstanding humanitarian writer of the year