The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, has in the last three days, dominated Nigeria’s radio and television airwaves as it joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Peace.
In separate appearances on Metro 97.7 FM; Radio One 103.5 FM; Faaji 106.5 FM; Radio Nigeria Network; Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Educational Television; and the Nigerian Television Authority Network News Segment (Panorama), the Senior Public Information Officer, Envera Selimovic and the National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun, shared the message of the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, asking ‘combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace.’
‘Let us all reflect on peace, and what it means for our human family. Let us hold it in our hearts and minds and tenderly nurture it so it may grow and blossom,’ the Secretary General added.
Discussing with their audience, Selimovic and Soremekun noted that the observance was meant to raise public awareness on issues related to peace and to also strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples.
They enjoined their respective audience to hold peace dearly and pursue peaceful co-existence with other people.
The Secretary General’s message was translated into Yoruba Language and shared with radio Audience on Faaji FM by the National Information Officer. Faaji FM broadcasts primarily in Yoruba Language spoken in six States in Nigeria and part of Republic of Benin.