The Ayedero of Yorubaland and a member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/ Kajola/ Iwajowa federal constituency, Honourable (Dr.) Shina Peller, has urged all to take up the responsibility of building and promoting peace right from their immediate community.

The Ayedero of Yorubaland made this call in his goodwill message commemorating 2022 International Peace Day themed – “End Racism. Build Peace.”

Recalled that on August 28, 2020, Honourable Peller was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ayedero of Yorubaland by the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. The Ayedero of Yorubaland literarily means the one who brings peace and prosperity to the land.

Therefore, in his capacity as Ayedero of Yorubaland, Honourable Peller urged all to embrace and preach peace to pave way for progress, love and unity irrespective of their ethnic, political or religious affiliation. He also prayed that peace reigns in the land.

He wrote: “Happy International Day of Peace.

This year’s International Day of Peace themed “End Racism. Build Peace,” is a wake-up call to people all over the world. I’ll like to use this medium to encourage us all to commemorate this special day by promoting peace in our communities, places of work, and wherever we find ourselves.

“This will not only help in ending hatred, but most importantly promote Love.. It will also help to promote inclusion, individual coexistence, trust, cooperation and acceptance regardless of our ethnic, political or religion affiliation. It will help in building a culture of peace because we need peace to thrive and progress.

“Without peace, there can never be meaningful progress neither can there be societal development. When we embrace peace, we embrace love, unity and progress which will help in making the world a better place for all.

“The task of establishing peace belongs to all of us. We need global solidarity, commitment, sacrifices, and mutual trust now more than ever. But that peace must begin at home.

“A peaceful world is possible, and it starts with you. This year, I join people all over the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace especially as the Ayedero of Yorubaland which means peacemaker.

“I pray that peace reigns in Iseyin my hometown; that peace reigns in Oke Ogun my beloved region, and Oyo State; that peace reigns in Yorubaland as a whole where I reign as Ayedero; and that peace reigns in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. Amen.

Let there be peace in the world.”

It would be recalled that in his capacity as Ayedero of Yorubaland, Honourable Peller had also embarked on a National Peace Tour across Nigeria, meeting with traditional rulers, security agencies and relevant stakeholders in peace-building including the youth.

Kola Popoola
Press Secretary
Office of Honourable Shina Peller.

September 21, 2022.

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