As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on political leaders and other stakeholders to pay attention to issues of human security to ensure that society recovers quickly from the havoc caused by COVID-19.
The Foundation in a statement signed by its Communications Officer, Wealth Dickson Ominabo noted that the theme for this year’s celebration, “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” is a call to action for stakeholders to pursue peace through a human security lens.
The statement reads: “As we mark this year’s #InternationalDayofPeace, we call on governments and other actors to prioritize human security in our nations and communities.
“Human security offers more hope towards quick recovery from the ravaging horror of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”, as the theme of this year’s celebrations is a call to action for global leaders and other development stakeholders to pursue peace through a human security lens.
“This implies the democratization of our political systems; adherence to the rule of law, access to justice and attainment of freedoms of fear and wants by citizens.”