Don urges FG to es­tab­lish Min­istry of Peace

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

Act­ing Di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for Peace and Strate­gic Stud­ies, Univer­sity of Ilorin, Dr. Mah­fouz Aded­imeji, has called for the es­tab­lish­ment of the Min­istry of Peace to ad­dress the se­cu­rity chal­lenges con­fronting the coun­try.

Aded­imeji made the call while re­ceiv­ing the na­tional lead­ers of the So­ci­ety for Peace Stud­ies and Prac­tice (SPSP) led by its Na­tional Pres­i­dent, Dr. Willy Ese­le­bor, in his of­fice.

The di­rec­tor listed three ways of re­solv­ing a con­flict to in­clude go­ing to war, court and di­a­logue, not­ing that gov­ern­ments in the world have Min­istries of De­fense for dis­pute res­o­lu­tion through war and Min­istries of Jus­tice for dis­pute res­o­lu­tion through the court.

He re­gret­ted that gov­ern­ments did not pro­vide for dis­pute res­o­lu­tion through di­a­logue by es­tab­lish­ing Min­istries of Peace.

Aded­imeji said that only three coun­tries have Min­istries of Peace in the world, namely, Nepal, Costa Rica and Solomon Is­lands.

Ear­lier, the Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the SPSP ap­pre­ci­ated the sup­port of the Cen­tre for Peace and Strate­gic Stud­ies in host­ing the con­fer­ence of the so­ci­ety.

He ad­vo­cated closer col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween CPSS and SPSP, say­ing that the so­ci­ety would be ready to pro­vide peace pro­fes­sion­als to ed­u­cate stu­dents with prac­ti­cal skills.

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