The Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, has advised residents of Piwoyi, a community in Abuja, on the need to live in peace with one another.
The group gave the advice at a one-day peace and conflict prevention and resolution town hall meeting organised on Saturday in Abuja.
Dr Patrick Ezie, President of the club said the event tagged “Peace in Communities”, is aimed at promoting peace and curbing the spread of violence in the country.
“The month of February in Rotary Clubs all over the world is a month of peace and conflict prevention and resolution, so we need to preach the importance of peace even at the community level.
“We want the message to get to people at the grassroots, as we cannot continue to pretend that all is going on well, when they are not.
“Everyday we hear stories of ethnic, religious, community rivalry and so on, which cannot make this world a better place.
“That is why we will continue to use all avenue to preach peace, unity, love and tolerance among all Nigerians, irrespective of one’s religious affiliation or tribe,” he said.
Mr Adeleye Jasper, Director, Community Service of the club, also admonished all participants to adopt what they have learnt and become peace ambassadors in their respective communities.
He added that they should also disseminate what they have learnt at the meeting to their neighbours and members of their community.
Mrs Judith Lubem, a participant, appreciated the club for the seminar and promised to preach peace in her community.
“I learnt how to respond to issues, by not taking laws into my hands and I also learnt to always give room for dialogue, whenever there is a misunderstanding,” she added.