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Society for Peace holds 16th annual conference, confers awards on Dambazau, Kukah, Jega


The Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) in collaboration with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, (NARC) Abuja will hold its 16th International Conference and Annual General Meeting in Abuja from Wednesday, November 30 to Thursday, December 1.

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji, said the two- day conference will hold at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja.

According to him, the theme of the conference is “Elections, Democratic Consolidation and Good Governance in Africa” amidst 18 other sub-themes slated for the conference.

Akanji said that a one-time Chief of Army Staff and former Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. AbdurRahman Dambazau will be the Guest Speaker at the conference with Prof. Attahiru Jega, former INEC Chairman as the Chairman of the occasion.

The LOC chairman, in the statement made available to NatureNews, said Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, SPSP Chairman of B.O.T will be the Chief Host while Major General Garuba Wahab, the Director-General of NARC is the Co-host while Dr. Nathaniel Danjibo, SPSP President, will be making his valedictory speech.

In addition to the scientific, practitioner and student panels, Akanji said the conference will have TETFUND centre of Excellence, University of Ibadan panel on “Early Warning System” and “IPSS/Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation panel on Election Security in Nigeria”.

Other highlights of the conference include special icons of Peace and Democracy awards on Bishop Matthew Kukah, Prof. Uba Adamu, Dr. AbdurRahman Dambazau and Prof. Attahiru Jega as well as distinguished Fellowship awards on seven Nigerians including the DG of NARC who is a former GOC, One Division, Nigerian Army.

The conference will also induct full members, carry out investiture of new fellowship by upgrade as well as direct full membership and induction of Associate members.

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