WANEP holds general assembly, advocates effective rule of law
The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has called for the enforcement and implementation of the rule of law, which is key to the promotion of peace and security especially after the elections to reduce crisis.
They also said that government should be proactive in issues around security in the country as well as create social investment programmes that will alleviate the suffering of the masses who take to violence as a reactive measure.
The group made these assertions during its 20th anniversary and general assembly meeting held in Lagos. Speaking at the event, on ‘The Rule Of Law In The Face Of Conflict And Violence In Nigeria’, Senior Lecturer/Sub-Dean, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Lagos, Simeon Igbinedion said that with diverse communities, there is bound to be interactions and conflicts will arise from it which needs to be resolved, hence an effective rule of law, saying the law must be enforced and the government must be proactive.
Coordinator of the group, Bridget Osakwe said that the assembly is necessary to speak on the issues of sustaining peace because we have noticed that in Nigeria election brings violence even in other African countries and so we are looking at sustaining this by collaboration to consolidate peace.
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