9th Annual Conference: Peace, Security and Environment tagged ‘Minna 2018’

On the 6th of November, 2018, CEPEJ organized 9th annual Peace, Security and Environment Conference, tagged “MINNA 2018” with the theme: Good Governance and

9th Annual Conference: Peace, Security and Environment tagged ‘Minna 2018’
On the 6th of November, 2018, CEPEJ organized 9th annual Peace, Security and Environment Conference, tagged “MINNA 2018” with the theme: Good Governance and Security: Panaceas for Sustainable Development in Africa, at Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre
The conference is aimed at educating Africans on the need for accountability and transparency in governances. The need to strengthen the institutions and roles of individuals shall be deemphasized as well as enlighten the target audience on the significant roles of regulatory quality, rule of law and strict enforcement, reform of government agencies to ensure government efficiency and effectiveness.
Award of Excellence were given to the following recipients
1. Prof. (Sen.) Ben Ayade, Governor, Cross River State: Most Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Governor in the Niger Delta
2. Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor, Niger State: Good Governance and Exemplary Leadership in North Central, Nigeria.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria: The Best Performing fighting against corruption in Africa.
4. President George W. Weah, President of Liberia: The Most Outstanding President in Sustainable Development in Africa.
5. Chief Allen Onyema, Chairman, Airpeace Airlines: The most outstanding Peacebuilder in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
6. Alhaji (Dr.) YahayaAbubakar, EtsuNupe, the Emir of Bida: The Most Outstanding Peaceful Co-existence Advocating Traditional Ruler in Nigeria.
7. Nigerian Navy: The Most Outstanding security agent for sustainable security in Nigeria waterways and reduction of illegal bunkering activities in Niger Delta.
The Conference assemblage various security and environment stakeholders who brainstorm on pressing development issues, environmental and security challenges in Nigeria, as well as options for addressing the menace, using participatory methods such as paper presentations, introduction of 2018 edition of Peace and Environment Africa Journal, Volume 6, and plenary session in which a communiqué emerged through participants' discussion and adoption.
The program had in attendance a total number of 715 participants comprising of 412 females and 302 males drawn from community members, critical stakeholders, youth body, women body, Civil society Organizations (CSOs), government agencies, security personnel, representative of Niger State government, religion body, Representative of EGCDF, Corporative bodies, Media, secondary and tertiary students.

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