By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Participants at the ongoing Arts and Advocacy for peace programme of a Non-Governmental Organization, Generations for Peace, (GfP), supported by the United States Embassy, Abuja, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 took the campaign to pupils of Air Force Primary School, Mando in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Speaking to the media shortly after the group’s presentation, a member of the Cast and also a Participant, Mr. Samuel Ugbosue informed Daily News Precise that the drama was a step down of the six months intensive capacity building programme of the Generations for Peace tagged: “United in Diversity Program” this year which ended on June 2019.
The drama was staged during the 31st Annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day Ceremony of Air Force Primary School, (AFPS) 1 and 2, at the Air Force Comprehensive School Hall NAF Base Kaduna.
According to the Administrative Officer, Generations for Peace, Nigeria, Kaduna Office, Ms Jelilat Abidoye, the drama titled: “Breaking Cultural Barriers” literally showcased the need for team work.
Her words: “The drama taught the young Nigerians and their parents the need for team work. We will achieve more when all Nigerians irrespective of their religious, ethnic and political leanings work together.
“It also strongly admonished parents/guardians against tutoring their children/wards to segregate one another based on religious and ethnic backgrounds,” she said.
Dignitaries at the event include; Air Vice Marshal, MZ Suleiman, Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command Nigerian Air Force Kaduna; Maj. Gen. SU Abdulkadir (Rtd) chairman of the occasion; and Air Commodore I. Sani, Commander 453 Base Services Group, NAF Base, Kaduna.
Others are: Group Education Officer 453 BSG Kaduna, Flight Lieutenant Umar; Head Teacher AFPS1 Kaduna, Mr. Innocent Obot; and Head Teacher AFPS2 Kaduna, Mrs. Iroh Helen as hosts, among others.
Earlier in his address, Head Teacher of AFPS1, Mr. Innocent Obot vowed that as role models, they were determined and would not relent in their efforts to impart all round qualitative education to the young pupils.
“God, on our side we will continue to do our best. Today, you will witness various awards ranging from academic to other vital traits discovered in the children,” he said.