45 African Countries To Converge On Abuja For Queen Of Peace Pageant
The Messenger of Peace (MP), an NGO, on Monday said 45 African countries would converge on Abuja on Aug. 2 for the maiden edition of “Queen of peace Africa Pageant”.
Dr Suleiman Adejoh, President, MP, said this at a news conference to unveil the “Queen of Peace Africa pageant” in Abuja.
He said that this was sequel to the desire of the group to see that peace reigned in Nigeria, Africa and the World at large.
He said it would also change the minds of the youths from war and disharmony to pursuit of peace.
` ` Queen of Peace Africa pageant will bring together 45 beautiful and intelligent young ladies between the ages of 18 to 26 years to contest the first edition the pageant, the first of kind in Africa.”
According to him, this will be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria where the winner will take away 30,000 dollars, a brand new car and become the messenger of peace project in the African continent.
He said that the aim of the project was to use young people to propagate peace across Africa.
According to him, it will help to use dialogue and unity in diversity as an instrument to settle disputes, rather than allow bloodshed, and preach religious tolerance as a way to peaceful coexistence.
He said that this initiative would be useful to the youth by helping to spread the message of peace.
Mr Elvis Agukwe, Coordinator South East, MP, said that the involvement of the group in peace move became necessary following the growing insecurity in the country.
He said that a situation where people would turn to a suicide bombers hiding under the guise of religion was unacceptable, and that no religion supported such dastardly act.
Agukwe said that religion should not be imposed on anybody, and called on the youthds to be part of the effort to stop insurgency, and that government could not do it alone.
He said that the Queen of Peace Africa pageant would be used to preach peace,and that all hand must be on deck to restore peace to Nigeria, Africa and the world. (NAN)