Group lauds Lagos government for peace efforts
African Projects/Foundation for Peace and Love Initiative has commended the Lagos State government for its effort to maintain peace in the state.
The founding president, Rev. Titus Oyeyemi, gave the commendation during the third Annual Peace Lecture themed ‘Combating Afrophobia: The Need for Peaceful Co-existence and Youth Citizenship Education in Africa, the Future Land of Peace’ organised by the foundation at Timeon Kairos Polytechnic, Lagos.
The lecture drew discussants from the Institute of Africa and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Nigeria Employer Consultative Association (NECA) among others.
Oyeyemi, who noted that the lecture was aimed at establishing peace in Africa, remarked that since the wake of the 20th century, African leaders had taken emancipation and nation building very seriously, but failed to carry the younger ones along.
According to him, such lacuna led to vices like xenophobia, which has graduated to ‘Afrophobia’, plaguing the continent.
One of the speakers at the occasion, Dr. Abisoye Eleshin from UNILAG, said peace might continue to elude Nigeria, if the country did not abolish bi-cameral system of governance, which he described as too expensive.
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