Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said peace is attainable in the country if more pragmatic steps could be adopted. Osinbajo, speaking at a lecture organised by the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC) to mark the 2018 International Day of Peace, said alternative dispute resolution enhances peace.
The Vice President, represented by, the Rule of Law Advisor, Office of the Vice President, Akingbolahan Adeniran commended CMC for enhancing peaceful living in Lagos, saying his office cherished peaceful resolution of conflict.
Lagos Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, said this year’s International Peace Day event coincided with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UN which aimed to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace and respect for human rights.
According to the commissioner, the existence of peace in any society was germane to democracy and a panacea to socio-economic development.Director, Lagos CMC, Omotola Rotimi said peace was very important if any society or nation was going to move forward, stressing the need for peace in the homes, schools, communities, among others.