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Envoy: Nigeria Can Learn From Ireland’s Path To Peace | The Precision

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Nigeria can
overcome its present security challenges because the people are determined to
live in peace and harmony with one another, the Ambassador of Ireland to
Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy, has said.

Speaking in
Sokoto Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,
the envoy said Nigeria can learn a lot from his country’s path to peace
considering the position Ireland was in the past.
“I’m in
Sokoto on an advocacy to promote peace especially among young people.
Considering what my country went through and how sustainable peace was
achieved, I believe you can learn from our experience.
“I have said
it in the past that one advantage in Nigeria has is that everyone identifies
himself as Nigerian, as there is nobody here who does not share national
identity.
“I believe
Nigerians are peaceful and majority of people live in peace and are very
tolerant of the views of each other. You have many positive things, and in many
ways you are starting in much better place than we were in Northern Ireland. We
were much more divided,” he added.
The envoy
said he the Embassy is promoting the theme of peaceful coexistence under the
hash tag of #RoadtoPeace, and urged
all Nigerians to work together for the unity and development of their country.
In his
remarks, Governor Tambuwal said the all countries and organizations should
assist Nigeria in ensuring lasting peace among her citizens.
“Your visit
is coming at the right time. Few weeks ago, we faced a very dark moment when
our girls were kidnapped from school in Yobe. We are seeking the help of your
country and all nations of goodwill to join hands with us to secure our
country,” he stated.
Tambuwal
described Sokoto as the one of the most peaceful states in the federation
adding that centuries of political stability, justice, tolerance and fairness
have propelled Sokoto Caliphate to position of respectability among nations and
cultures of the world.

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