Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari leads delegates at Abuja Peace talks
By Chinedu James
Nigerian women will talk peace in Abuja this month under the aegis of All Nigerian Women Leaders Conference on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. The women expected to number more than 3,000 in all will be led by wife of the country’s president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari to discuss how to end Nigeria’s circle of violent crises across virtually all the country’s six geo-political zones.
The conference holds March 19 with the theme: “Peace in Nigeria; A Collective Duty.” The event organised by the Centre for Gender Research Worldwide in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) will focus on proffering solutions to Nigeria’s unrest.
In a press statement by the Government Secretary, Centre for Gender Research
International, Mrs. Nma Love Onyechere: “women’s participation in national discourse is crucial to nation building. As mothers of this nation, the call for women to get involved to ensure peace and stability of the country cannot be over emphasised.
“This is because women play particular roles in peace process, building, reconciliation as and in fact the worst victims of every conflict and violent situations.”