UNIC, CMC mark Peace Day with fanfare
LAGOSIANS on Monday marked the 2015 International Day of Peace with fanfare as youths, government and non-governmental (NGO) partners trooped to the street to ‘Walk for peace’. Participants numbering over 100 and clad in branded T-shirts, danced and sang during the ‘Walk for Peace’ road show as leaflets with peace building messages were shared to the public.
Organised by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos and Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC), the Peace Day started with a press briefing addressed by the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Funlola Odunlami and the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Mr. Ronald Kayanja.
The theme of this year’s event is: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All.” The road show started from the Lagos State Secretariat Alausa, through Obafemi Awolowo Way and terminated at Ikeja-under-bridge where a citizens’ mediation session was held.