ALL ROADS LEAD TO BENIN CITY As United Nations PEPOLAC Celebrates World Peace Day

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By Don Peter Okoro.

Come Friday, the 27th of October 2023, as from 10:am, right inside the Bishop Kelly Hall, of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport Rd, Benin- City,Edo State, an epoch making event will be taking place.In fact, the entire city will be agog as the United Nations- Peace And Positive Living Awareness Centre (UN- PEPOLAC) will be celebrating the 2023 WORLD PEACE DAY IN NIGERIA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.

It will also be a time to engender a Culture of Peace Awareness, Peace Awards, Appointments,Investitures and Paper Presentations. The Event will hold under the Distinguished Chairmanship of Prof. Asomwan Sonnie Adogbonyin, Acting Vice Chancellor, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Executive Governor of Edo State as the Chief Guest Of Honour.

The Royal Father of the Day is: His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo,Oba Ewuare11 CFR OGIDIGAN, The Oba of Benin.

The Distinguished Guests of Honour slated to grace the occasion are: Rt. Hon. Blessing Agbebaku, Hon. Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly and Dr. Steven Osagiede Oronsanye CFR Former Head of Service of the Federation, while the Special Guests of Honour are: Hon.Osarodion Ogie Esq.; Secretary to the State Government, Edo State;Mr. Friday Eghator, Zonal Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (Special Marshall); CC Paul John Okpe, Sector Commander,FRSC,Edo State; Princess (Dr) Mrs. R.U. Osula Mku- Atu JP, Founder/ President,Rosula Foundation, Benin City and Amb. Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo fcdm; President, Benin National Congress & Fmr. SSA to Edo State Governor. The Guest Speaker is: Prof. Lillian Imuentinyan Salami,Vice Chancellor, University of Benin while Bishop Dr. Blessing Uwaleke WPM–UN Edo Regional Director, is the Host. The Chairman of the Advisory Council is Chief Dr. Mike Okiro (IGP, Rtd) CFR,MP-UN, mni,. fdc,. The Convener is: H.E. Amb. Rt.Revd. Dr. Festus Ozioma Ozoemena, R.O.I.S.,JP, AmbP., MP-UN International Coordinator UN- PEPOLAC.

Theme of the Program is: ACTION FOR PEACE, OUR AMBITION FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN EDO STATE COMMUNITIES, Unveiling/ Commissioning of Peace Alive Initiative In Edo State.

In a Release issued by the Converner,Rt. Revd. Festus Ozioma Ozoemena, it stated that the occasion will witness International Appointments, Awards and Investitures of 100 Nigerians of impeccable character and peaceful disposition, who subscribe to ideals of global peace, human dignity and sustainable development, who have excelled in their chosen careers in Religious and Traditional Institutions, Politics, Good Governance,Trade and Industry, Professionals, Corporate Establishments, Academics, Community Services, Education,Human Capital Development, Sports, Arts and Culture, Science, Philanthropy, Innovations,Media, Social Services, Medicine and so on. Further inquiries can be directed to 0803 722 3637 or 0803 357 6319

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