Talking about ‘National Peace Policy’ document, it is one of the most important documents that President Goodluck will hand over to the President-elect, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.)… This statement was uttered by the Director General of the National
Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri.
In the statement which was made available to the Punch correspondent in Abuja on Sunday 19th of April, Mr. Omeri said the National Peace Policy was being mid-wived by stakeholder agencies – the National Institute for Conflict Resolution, NOA, the National Stabilisation Reconstruction Programme of the British Council and partner NGOs.
Mr. Omeri has proclaimed that the draft strategy framework for
managing conflicts and building peace would soon and in no time be submitted to the Federal Executive
Council for ratification. The successful handling of the
anxieties of the general election and the structures put in place during the period require to be institutionalised to serve as a template for peace building in Nigeria, said Omeri. According to the Punch, the draft peace policy, is expected to be ratified by the FEC before the handover date, and this document is part of the documents which the incoming government will inherit from the Jonathan administration.
According to Omeri, details of the draft will be harmonised at a stakeholders’ forum on Tuesday
with the Civil Society Legislative Action Committee leading the third sector input into the final document.
Omeri said the government was desirous of putting in place an enduring framework in order to manage conflict situations especially in a diverse society such as Nigeria.