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FG Urges Youths To Avoid Violence Ahead Of 2023 Commonwealth Day




The Federal Government of Nigeria has advised Nigerian youth to abstain from violence and to promote conversation as a method of resolving problems to foster peace and national cohesion.

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, represented by David Andrew Adejo, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja in preparation for the 2023 Commonwealth Day which is slated to take place on Monday, March 13, 2023. The theme of the Day is “Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future”.

According to a statement from the education ministry on Wednesday, Adamu said that Nigeria would keep working to get the most out of its membership in the 56-nation bloc that includes countries from Africa, Asia, America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Pacific.

Adamu claimed that during the observance of Commonwealth Day, member states yearly promote commonwealth-shared ideals. This year’s event, however, calls on all young people to raise a “Flag of Peace” in response to the current crises in various Commonwealth nations, including Nigeria, as well as all across the world.

The minister noted that deciding on a subject for the Commonwealth Day celebration in 2023 demonstrates their dedication to teaching principles that would promote intercountry harmony and a long-lasting peaceful future for everybody.

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“You would all agree that this call can not come at a more auspicious time than now as our young people begin to progressively shun violence and adapt dialogue as a means of redress,” he said.