Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh has called for peaceful co-existence in Africa in order to bring the desired rapid development.
He made the call at the just concluded 9th annual conference organized by a Non-Governmental Organization, the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice – (CEPEJ), held at Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center, Minna Niger State with the theme; “Good Governance Panacea for Sustainable Development in Africa”.
Prof. Conteh implored African leaders to do everything to key into the culture of adopting international best practices for nation’s development.
Coordinator of the center, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, in a welcome address, said that; “The primary aim of this conference was meant to sensitise Africans specifically Nigerians on the importance of promoting peaceful coexistence in every aspects of engagement.
“The choice of Minna for this year’s conference as host was informed by the peaceful atmosphere prevalent in the state. CEPEJ seeks to complement this effort by hosting this conference here in Minna as a show of solidarity with the State”.
Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, commended CEPEJ for complementing the role of government.
He noted that the conference came at the right time adding that Nigerians were becoming more concerned with sustaining peace during elections.
He also reaffirmed the need for continuous orientation towards national development.
The Liberian president, George Weah, who was represented by the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Hassan Conteh, commended CEPEJ, saying that; “Democratic governance must be implemented by developing a conceptual framework that encourage a participatory framework for its citizens.”