The United Nations intends to reactivate the National Peace Committee, which played critical roles in ensuring a peaceful 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, for the 2019 elections.
The organisation’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stated this in the ”Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).”
The Committee included former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, Bishop Mathew Kukah, and Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto.
“Cognizant of the politically active environment ahead of the Nigerian polls in 2019, he conducted consultations with political and religious leaders in Abuja from 18 to 21 March,” the UN chief said.
“National stakeholders concurred on the need for the full reactivation of the National Peace Committee of Nigeria, which had been instrumental in facilitating dialogue prior to the country’s elections in 2015.″