Celebrating A Man of Peace
Today, the Institute celebrates a man of Peace, a bridge builder who has dedicated his life to the service of humanity. We felicitate with His Excellency, Gen. Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, GCFR, CSG, the former military head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Initiator/Founder of the Institute.
An African proverb says “the worlds of the elders do not lock all the doors; they leave the right door open”. At 78 you have always left the right door open for sustainable peace as the father of Nigerian Democracy when you successfully handed over to a democratically elected government on May 29th, 1999.
Over the year as an elder statesman you have continuously played the role of a peace maker and a bridge builder across the various diverse social groups in our nation and in our continent. As you continue to keep the right door open for conflict transformation and peace-building the Institute will continue through your leadership build on these legacies until we achieve the “Peace We Want”. Continue to make your years count for peace and for the common good of humanity. We are grateful to God for the gift of life, may you continue to enjoy good health and many more years!!!