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“Peace Is A Prerequisite For Development”- Mulade

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National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, and The Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff

…. As Deltans Defy Rain to watch Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Novelty Matches
By Nelson Agbajor
National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, and The Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff has advocated that peace is an inevitable factor for development in any nation.

Mulade made this call during the Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Peace novelty matches at Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja towns on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th Sept, 2020 respectively.

He noted that no nation, state, or community can develop without peace and harmony, maintaining that peace is a prerequisite for development.

The novelty peace football matches were organized by the Aladja-Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard in collaboration with Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ as one of its strategies to deepen the ongoing peace process in Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities.

At the Ogbe-Ijoh township playground, the Pere of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom appreciated all the peace ambassadors for their individual and collective efforts towards restoring permanent peace to the hitherto troubled area, and released his royal blessings on indigenes of both communities.

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He advised everyone to key into the peace initiative and allow peace to reign.

The Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Monarch urged the Delta State Government led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to bring the desired development to Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh to boost peaceful coexistence among indigenes of the two communities.

In the same vain, HRM, the Ovie of Udu Kingdom able represented by High Chief C.C Whiliki, thanked the Center and Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard for bringing this great joy and peace of unity to us and call on leaders to join hands in sustaining the hard earned peace.

Dignitaries in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State and beyond turned up in their large numbers that added colour to the auspicious occasion.

Highlights of the event was the presentation of certificates of peace award to the two Royal Fathers of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri and Udu Kingdoms, the Chairmen of Udu and Warri South West Local Government Areas, amongst others for their immense contributions to the peace process, and urged others to emulate their examples.

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