The President and Founder of Peace and National Reconciliation Organization, Dr. Kingtom Adie says Nigeria needs to be an agent of peace in order to achieve industrial development in the country.
He made this known during the G9 International Multilateral peace Trans-border Integration summit and peace awards in Abuja.
Dr Adie said that Nigerians must learn to resolve problems through peace dialogue adding that the Nigeria military and some joint military operation from some of the neighbouring G9 countries were tackling the challenges of Boko Haram and other insurgency cases in Nigeria for the country to enjoy peace and genuine benefits of democracy.
He also said people should encourage inter-tribal marriages, socio-economic and social-cultural activities in the land for such will promote peace among different ethnic groups.
The wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by Mrs Joy Nunieh said “women and children who are agent of peace are the most vulnerable during war and conflict.”
The President of Global Funds lnc-Florida, USA, Dr Philemon Gora said that the G9 summit is aimed at suggesting ways of tackling the root cause of surges in criminal activities which poses threats in the economic stability of the country.
Dr Gora further said the trans-border crime which means several illegal and notorious activities carried out by groups or individuals across the nation and international borders, either for financial, economic, socio, political or religious considerations.
These are sets of criminal acts whose perpetrators and repercussions go beyond
territorial borders which includes human trafficking of weapons, cross-borders terrorism, illegal oil bunkering etc.
He added that the real reason for crimes beyond border is not based on ethnic or religious differences, rather on poverty level of the people.