Ex President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a children storybook. Titled, ‘Peace Story for Children‘, the book which was launched today to commemorate the 2015 International Day of Peace. The elder statesman believes that one of the most effective ways to ensure sustainable peace was to instill a culture of non-violence and peaceful co-existence in the youth and children.

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Acclaimed administrator and Director, OOPL, CHS, Prof. Peter Okebukola, who represented Obasanjo at the event stated that, “Baba Obasanjo believes that the youth are going to be the leaders of tomorrow. And so, we should start planting the seeds of peace in their hearts.



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“We are conveying the peace story in a story. Children love stories. This book is to tell the children how they can be part of peace-making in their homes; peace-making with their friends, peace-making in their schools, peace-making nationally.

“It is only when there is sustainable peace that the country can have sustainable development.” ‘The CHS Peace Project for Children’ was a deliberate action that would ensure the entrenchment of sustainable peace in the country.

He continued, “Today, we are bringing together Nigerian youths to deepen their understanding of the benefits of peace and how they can individually and collectively promote and pursue the ideals of peace.



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“As the world celebrates the International Peace Day, the Centre for Human Security commends the efforts of the government and various organisations in responding to the various security challenges and threats in the country and implores everyone to devise measures to prevent conflicts. The centre remains committed to ensuring sustainable peace.”