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Historic Peace March for Nigeria holds in the Belgian City of Ostend

peaceThe Belgian coastal city of Ostend is playing host on Saturday 28 February 2015 to an unprecedented Peace March for Nigeria. Marchers are expected from all nooks and corners of Belgium and the neighboring countries of The Netherlands, France, Germany and the United Kingdom to join forces with a coalition of more than 25 civil society organizations and 5 major political parties in Belgium to show solidarity to the 'good but victimized people of Nigeria' as described by Collins Nweke, founder and coordinator of the March.
Jean Vandecasteele, Mayor of Ostend will be on hand to deliver an inspirational welcome address at the commencement of the March at the steps of the City Hall.

'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 resulted from the various terrorist attacks in Nigeria, which remain quasi unnoticed by the world community. With this Peace March the initiators wishes to mobilize as many democratic forces in Belgium as possible. The aim is to send a strong signal out there that terror anywhere in the world is an attack on our collective humanity and should be condemned and resisted. Among Belgium citizens today are many Nigerians to whom the country is home including third generation of Nigerian roots. There is also a peaceful relationship between the Nigerian and the Belgian population. These are all the more reasons to express solidarity from Belgium to the Nigerian people in these difficult moments.
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.
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Mr. Collins Nweke: Coordinator of the march for 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.

For details on this event and other activities, kindly contact Collins Nweke, the Coordinator on
Tel. +32 498 345 889 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: www.nigeriapeacemarch.globalvillageworld.org
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