The Network and Advocacy Group of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation is hosting a three day interactive workshop with 30 Community Stakeholders drawn from across the country, on Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th of March, 2021, at the Lux Terra Complex in Abuja.
Participants at this workshop are a selection of youth and women leaders, religious leaders, and leaders of corporate organisations as well as professional bodies, from across ethno-religious and geo-political boundaries.
They have been brought together in furtherance of Lux Terra’s commitment to seek out and facilitate a functional and formidable network among peace loving and patriotic Nigerians of diverse socio-ethnic, geo-political and religious backgrounds, towards building a measure of consensus on a number of critical national issues, and jointly advocating for wide-ranging structural reform, for greater justice, equity and social inclusion, and towards dousing political tension, managing conflicts with creative dialogue, and promoting peaceful coexistence and national integration.
Speaking at the workshop, the Executive Director, Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Rev Fr George Ehsani, described the uniqueness of Nigeria as a blessing that must not be lost in the crisis gripping the nation. Adding that the absolute trust deficit and loss of moral authority are among issues undermining governance.
Other facilitators at the event were Dr Goke Adegoroye, Mrs Latifat Eigbedion, Prof. Moses Zaruwa, Barr Mike Utsaha, Mr Ismaila Ohiare, Mr Anicetus Atakpu and Mr Omagbitse Barrow.
They presented papers on Promoting Social Justice; National Integration & Peaceful Coexistence; Managing & Harnessing our Diversity; Civic Rights & Participation and finally, Healing our Fractured Nation from both Muslim and Christian Perspectives.
This initiative is one more in a series of programme interventions that the newly established Network and Advocacy Group is undertaking in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation and OSIWA, to help salvage the Nigerian nation whose very existence is today threatened by multiple political and security challenges.