BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM
In an effort to promote unity and peaceful co-existence, Peace Ambassador Agency Worldwide has concluded plans to thrill sports loving Abuja residents with its 2nd edition of Peace Charity Football Match
Scheduled to hold on June 11 at the Turf Arena Sports Centre Wuse 2 Abuja, the game is geared towards promoting peace through dialogue and entertainment.
The founder of Peace Ambassador Agency and 100 Most Notable Peace Icons, Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, in a chat with newsmen, said the football match is open for all those interested in strengthening peace in the country, and its aimed at celebrating the Nigerian military for their contribution in Peace.
He said, “We set out to bring everyone who sought to play a role in promoting peace and justice to meet on the football pitch which serves as a neutral venue whilst also encouraging sportsmanship by all and sundry.
“Peace Ambassador Agency is of the opinion that violence is not the way forward at all, we must sort out our differences through dialogue instead, violence must never plays a role in any form or shape during the crisis”, he stated.
He praised the success recorded during the organisation’s novel edition of Peace Charity Football Match.
It had in attendance political office holders, appointees, celebrities from various fields, business moguls, and a host of other notable Nigerians, Amafibe stated.
He said the upcoming Peace Charity Football Match will serve as a medium to ramp up support for youth participation in the elections, expressing dissatisfaction that youths have not been largely represented in government despite Nigeria being a very youthful nation.
Peace Ambassador Agency, shall he added, will continue to play a crucial role in peace promotion through new and innovative methodologies that will ensure its unique message reaches all corners of our dear country, Nigeria.
The match will consist of five teams with Chief Kenneth Ifekudu MD Diamond Leeds Ltd, Dr Peter Adejoh, CEO Camey and Rock Holdings Ltd, Amb Ike Jerusalem, Founder, Ike Jerusalem Foundation, Hon Abdullahi Maje. Executive Chairman of Suleja Local Government Council. Niger State and Mr. Maxwell Stephen Nweze, MD Seman Global Project Limited, as team leaders.
It also seeks to celebrate Nigerian military officers and all those fighting for peace in the country.