collective active inclusiveness to address long-held injustices,
combat violence, and peacebuilding and creation of an environment for
dialogue in the country.
Onuoha spoke at a national security campaign with critical
stateholders organized by the National Orientation Agency (NAO) in
collaboration with Abia State Ministry of Information and Strategy in
Umuahia, the state capital.
“Peace promotes the optimum environment for human potential to
flourish, and for a community to progress; because peace thrives only
in tranquility and national security is linked with development,” he
“To fight insecurity and engender peace, sensitization campaigns like
these by the agency and the ministry is commendable as is building
synergy among relevant stakeholders and actors in the heated polity.”
Speaking further, the 2013 Global Peace Award winner, noted that the
theme of the campaign, “Building a people of peace: Towards enhancing
national security,” was very apt and encapsulates the way forward.
Unveiling the agency’s magazine, “Abia Mobilizer,” Governor Okezie
Ikpeazu, represented by the secretary to the State Goverment, Barr
Chris Ezem decried the state of insecurity across the country, saying
the situation had never been this bad.
Ikpeazu, who stressed that all hands must be on deck to win the war
against insecurity, added that the government would continue to
partner with the agency and the security agencies to arrest the
In her address of welcome, the state director of the agency, Dr Ngozi
Okechukwu said the theme of the magazine, “Building a secure and safer
Nigeria:# Take responsibility,” underscored the importance of the
Welcoming the participants, the chairman of the ocassion and the
chairman of the state Law Reform and Review Commission, Justice K. O.
Nwosu (Rtd), said insecurity is the most social challenge facing the