As Youths continue agitations for good governance and other critical national issues, the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) in conjunction with the Plateau Intelligentsia Development Initiative have made a timely decision to bring the youths together to discuss and make sound recommendations to policy makers.
The Chairman Plateau Intelligentsia, Dr. Daniel Meshak said the dialogue became necessary considering the nationwide agitations.
Dr. Meshak emphasized the need for youths to be carried along in the governance process and in critical decision making.
He said in line with the theme of the event, “towards a peaceful and prosperous Plateau” the idea is to bring the youths together for peaceful coexistence, unity of purpose and to enhance development.
He hinted that a communique is expected at the end of the event which will be forwarded to policy makers accordingly.
The Executive Director of GOPRI, Amb. Melvin Ejeh commended Nigerians for conducting themselves peacefully all through the protest.
He said the agitations are genuine and there is need to address them for a better, peaceful and prosperous Nation.
Amb. Melvin said the event is to create a platform to engage the youths constructively to achieve a more united, peaceful, safe and secured Plateau State as well as help them build capacity for leadership roles in the future.
He condemned the invasion, vandalization and looting of Public and private property by agents of retrogression.
He urged Nigerian Youths to ignore those who don’t mean well for the Country and remain patriotic and agents of peace.
He said there is need to engage the youths and see better ways to articulate the numerous challenges confronting them.
Amb. Melvin said youths possess great potentials that must be harnessed for national development. He said their immense contributions to nation building cannot be overstressed, hence the need to accord them greater attention and mentor them accordingly.
The event is to hold on Wednesday 11th November, 2020 by 9am-2pm at Eliel Centre Jos, Plateau State. There shall be live streaming of the event on Zoom and Facebook.
Participants are advised to come with facemasks as COVID-19 Health protocols will be strictly adhered to.
Below are Details of the event;
Plateau Youth Dialogue
“Towards a peaceful and prosperous Plateau State”
Speaker 1: The role of good governance in promoting peace.
– Dr Chris Kwaja
Understanding the Rudiments of Peace and Social Prosperity
– Dr Kingsley Maduekwe
Speaker 3: The role of state and non-state actors in a peaceful society.
– Mr Sani Suleiman.
Topic for panel discussion:
The place of youths in participatory democracy.