In a move to eradicate poverty and ensure peace in Nigeria, the United Nations has promised to build schools across the country and service them for the next 10 years.
The UN-RESCUE Int’l Convener & Global Chairman, Ambassador Steve Midalah stated this in Abuja on Thursday at the International Summit on Peace and Unity of Nigeria with the Theme “Promoting Peace within our Borders”.
He said the aim of United Nation Rescue service is to eradicate poverty and hunger in Nigeria and globally.
Ambassador Midalah said some of their duties globally is aimed at Seventeen Goals which include; no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, Decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities amongst others.
Midalah also appreciated some traditional rulers who have already made land available to them to build the proposed schools. An 8-year-old ambassador, Halima Abdulkareem while urging everyone to always chose peace said when it comes to problems of peace and insecurity, children suffered the most.
A lecturer of the International Institute of Journalism, Dr. Law Mafor in his remarks said to have peace, we need to love each other, and for peace to reign in the country we have to trust each other.
Dr. Mafor said it will be a shame if the country should break in Buhari administration while urging the president to do more of dialogue.
Chairman of the occasion, Nnoruka Udechukwu (SAN) while giving his speech, Charge the youth not to let politicians use them to play dangerous politics.
Group of drummers and dancers like Kilba and Babur grace the occasion with music and dance.