The United Nations (UN) University For Global Peace is to establish the first African University for Peace in Benue state.
Royal Ambassador General of the UN University for Global Peace, His Royal Highness Dr. Valentine Sunday Abat disclosed this Friday at a press conference in Makurdi.
He said when established the university is expected to prepare leaders in the country in peace building and tackling day to day challenges faced in their positions.
“We believe that if the university is established here it will go a long way to train our leaders in building peace. Most people go into leadership without having even the basic knowledge of managing administrative issues confronting them.
“So establishing such university will go a long way to train our leaders on peace building and everything concerning leadership.”
According to him, the essence of establishing the University in the state is in recognition of governor Ortom efforts in peace building.
He further stated that the University has also invited the Russell’s Hall group to partner with Benue state government in building economic infrastructure in the state.
Ambassador Dr Hussein Bou-said, President IHRC Geniva, who disclosed this in Makurdi the Benue state capital said Ortom is the second governor in the country to be conferred with the Mandela award by the IHRC.
He said the award which will be handed over to the governor Saturday (today) in Makurdi also be give to the state lawmakers for making legislations that have resulted to peace in Benue.