Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, launched a children's story book on peace to celebrate the the 2015 International Day of Peace.
A Children’s story book on peace to celebrate the the 2015 International Day of Peace, was launched yesterday by former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He said he decided to launch the story book entitled, "Peace Story for Children" to ensure the entrenchment of sustainable peace in the country.
While launching the 14-page booklet illustrated with various cartoons at an event held at the OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, attended by pupils from different secondary schools in the state, the ex president said that it had become imperative to sow the seeds of peace in the minds of children whose minds were more receptive to ideas.
Chief Obasanjo who was represented at the launch of the booklet by the Director of the OOPL Centre for Human Security, Prof. Peter Okebukola, noted that since the youths were the leaders of tomorrow, imbibing the essence of peace when young should be vigorously pursued.
Addressing the pupils from the various schools who also participated in a debate with the theme, "Whose Responsibility is it to ensure peace? Is it the people or the government?", Okebukola disclosed that Obasanjo called him overnight to tell Nigerian children to imbibe the culture of peace while still young.