Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision on peace building.
Pam who led a high powered delegation on a courtesy visit to the President made the commendation while briefing him on his peace building engagement across the country.
He explained that the Commission has created Peace Building Desk to enable the management achieve the mandate of peace vision President Buhari encouraged him on his appointment as the Executive Secretary of NCPC.
“today I am very privilege to stand before Mr. President to give a brief account of what has been done in this report since assuming duties in the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission in July, 2020, I have taken steps to entrench Peace building as a component of my work in the Commission,” he said.
Pam said awareness creation was critical to achieving an enduring peace building in the country, calling on all Nigerians to embrace Peace.
The NCPC boss highlighted some of his actual Peace building activities so far in a paper to Mr. President titled. “In Peace We Blossom”.
He recalled his 3-Day Peace Summit in Southern Kaduna which was aimed at de-escalating the rising violence in the state.
NCPC boss said the major resolution at the Kaduna Summit was that all stakeholders should take the task of Peace building as their collective responsibility and not to depend wholly on government to create peace.
The places the Commission had organised the peace Summit, according to Pam, include: Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States.
NCPC boss further briefed Mr. President on his Peace building efforts with Religious leaders as a way of reducing ill-feelings in the Church towards activities of government.
He thanked him for the confidence reposed on him to drive the peace building initiatives.
Pam equally thanked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha for his unalloyed support since he assumed office as the Executive Secretary of NCPC
Responding, President Muhammadu Buhari thanked the NCPC boss and congratulated him for the feats he had achieved so far in the area of peace building.
Buhari assured him that NCPC would receive all the cooperation needed from the Presidency for it to succeed in its peace building tasks and other responsibilities.
He added that both the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Vice President would give listening ears to the Executive Secretary.
The President however appealed for understanding from Nigerians as Government’s resources are so limited now.
He explained that in spite of the dwindling economic situation in the country, the Federal Government will continue to provide the basic infrastructures as expected from any responsible government.
Buhari advised the NCPC boss to liaise closely with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, the Hon. Minister of Interior as well as his Police Affairs Counterpart to address some of the burning issues in his quest to building lasting peace in different parts of the country.
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