Group tasks youth on peaceful coexistence

A group, under the auspices of the Generation For Peace (GFP), has trained over 250 Kaduna youth in peaceful coexistence in order to reduce the frequent violence that are often perpetrated by them.

The Administrative Officer of GFP, Eric John, disclosed this to the media during International Day of Tolerance held in Kaduna, recently.

According to him, the training will also make the youth to have a different focus and not be used as tools for thuggery and other anti-social vices by politicians; saying, this is very important because of the fast approaching 2019 general elections.

He further disclosed that the group has sampled and commenced training that will make the 250 selected youth to become Ambassadors of Peace in their various communities; adding that they will also be saddled with the responsibility of training others on peaceful coexistence.

John lamented the high level of ethno-religious intolerance in the society which according to him, is the bane of violence and communal clashes in the state.

He explained that the training will reduce extremism among the youth and enable them to make good decisions that will benefit their lives and the state at large.

The Administrative Officer stressed that it is only peaceful coexistence that can move State forward, while noting that violence has caused a lot of lives and properties destruction in the state, where money budgeted for development has been spent on losses accrued after crises.

He informed the gathering that†GFP is affiliated to a network of companies where youth can be empowered.



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