The Nigeria Presidency has called on Nigerians to forge peace in the country by actively producing peace in the country.
Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari, Ajuri Ngelale, made the statement at the National Quarterly Policy Desk Review for Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP).
Ngelale posited that peace is inevitable in the country as he urged citizens to do more to ensure peace remains in the country.
Peace, he said, must be “forged by the active process of producing, not assuming and maintaining peace”.
He also posed the question of why Nigeria should not set the standard for peace for peace and democracy.
Ngelale also stated that the principle guiding stakeholding in peace policy formulation requires inclusion that goes beyond government officials; but rather a shift from governmentality to governance.
“Also, public policy presumes public interest and to some extent public unity.
“In order to make policies with greater prospects, just affair resource sharing is required and policies that reduce inequality be dealt with,” he added.
The CIPP is a five-year project, is by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development.
It is designed to mitigate violent conflict in at-risk communities in six states; Kaduna, Kano and Katsina of Nigeria’s North West zone and Kogi, Benue and Plateau of North Central zone.