Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state will, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, perform the official unveiling of Africa for Peace Centre and the groundbreaking ceremony of African Heritage International Academy, at Ugolo near Osubi Airport in Okpe local government area of the state.
National coordinator and founder, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, speaking to journalists on Monday, disclosed that Governor Okowa is being expected as the Special Guest of honour at the ceremony.
Others being expected to grace the occasion, according to Mulade are Prof Al Hassan Coteh, Liberia Ambassador to Nigeria, HRH (Gen) Dr. Yahaya Abubakar (Rtd), Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger state emirs council, the speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Orodje of Okpe kingdom, His Majesty, Orhue 1, Major Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (Rtd), HRM King Alfred Diete Spiff, chairman of Bayelsa state traditional rulers council, members of the diplomatic corps and host of others.
He said: “The office complex which we call The Africa for Peace Centre that we are unveiling on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10: 00 am, is specially built to accommodate our NGO- the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ).
“It is a non-religious and non-political civil society organization that has become, since inception, the foremost, authentic, credible and well accepted national and international organization for peace and environmental best practices.
“CEPEJ is committed to actively working to promote peace, effective security and environmental institution that collaborate with government, ministries, agencies as well as private organizations, to adopt and implement non-violent means of conflict resolution.
“CEPEJ is in a hurry to invest in institutions and people. We strongly believe that young people should be involved in the process of regional transformation as they are key elements in achieving sustainable development,” Mulade, an aspirant to the Delta state house of assembly, stated.
Commenting on the African Heritage International Academy, Comrade Mulade said: “On Thursday, we are also going to perform the ground breaking ceremony of CEPEJ’s newly birthed child- the Africa Heritage International Academy.
“The idea of an academy is one that came out of the need to provide quality education and offer our promising young ones the opportunity to appreciate and internalize in their young minds the intense values of clean environment and justice.
“We believe that quality education is the hallmark of the 21st century youth. We cannot afford to allow them suffer good educational deprivation.
“This is because we are aware that when the youth suffer, the future suffers and we cannot prepare the future for the youth but we can only prepare the youth for the future. We shall provide them with a most friendly and an ambient atmosphere for learning.”