The President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mallam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo has urged Nigerians to embrace peace in line with the mood of the yuletide season.
Sirajo, who is also the Chairman of NIPR’s Governing Council, admonished his compatriots to eschew bitterness, especially as Nigeria progresses towards the 2023 general elections.
According to a statement by NIPR’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Mr Kayode Yeku, the President said that this season also calls for sacrifice on the part of all citizens, as the task of nation building belongs to all.
He noted that “now more than ever, there is the need for value re-orientation in order to reshape our thinking as a people and reflect on the challenges of our national development, especially in view of the recent happenings in the country”.
Sirajo called on Nigerians, particularly the political class, to cultivate the culture and practice of non-violent communication and stressed the significance of the trust elements in social interactions, noting that “trust has been eroded and has thus created trust deficit experienced by the leadership”.
He therefore called for the rebuilding of trust through inclusive governance, entrenching a culture of social justice for national integration, cohesive federalism and sustainable peace.