The Voice Newsmagazine
Historic Peace March for Nigeria holds in the Belgian City of Ostend
'The Peace March for solidarity with Nigeria is a broad-based social, civil manifestation, anchored by a coalition of Nigerian communities in Belgium consisting of individuals, socio-cultural and religious organizations in collaboration with the wider African and Belgian friends of Nigeria, namely organizations of African communities in Belgium and their Belgian allies' Collins Nweke explained.
The Peace March will take place in Ostend, West Flanders. The March shall commence at 2.00pm by gathering at the City Hall of Ostend. It will feature speeches by a representative of Prime Minister Charles Michel and a Federal Member of Parliament and expert on security and foreign policy. Also to speak are community and religious leaders. The 1.2 kilometer peaceful March will lead to the Nelson Mandela Bridge, a symbolical location in the serene environs of the Maria Hendrika Woods. The story behind this choice of location indicates peace, resilience and reconciliation as will be captured in a speech entitled 'Suing for Peace: Peace for Nigeria is Peace for the World' by Hon. Collins Nweke, two-term Councillor for International Development and immediate past Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Europe organization. High point of the March will be the handover to Ambassador Ibrahim Rabiu (Nigerian Embassy Belgium) of a collection of Peace Messages penned down on a giant paper by the Marchers. The Marchers are to request that the Ambassador ensures that the messages get to the people of Nigeria.
Touched by plans for the March, Ambassador Rabiu described it as 'symbolically powerful and hugely significant gesture that will no doubt add to the boosting of national morale. It feels good to know that the world out there stands shoulder to shoulder with Nigeria as it withers its current storm.
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