Senior Special Assistant on media to Federal capital Territory Minister, Nosike Ogbuenyi has underscored the need for Unity, understanding, tolerance, harmony and peaceful co-existence among all Nigerians.
Mr. Ogbuenyi emphasised the need for promotion of peace in the country, particularly at this time after a successful election season heralding a transition from one civilian regime to another.
He spoke weekend, against the backdrop of his new book “FRAGRANCE OF DIVERSITY: ANTHOLOGY OF NIGERIAN NAMES” set for launch in Abuja
Ogbuenhin explained that the book was apt as it tries to bring into oneness the similarities and significance in names of the country’s diverse tribes and religion.
Slated to hold ,Tuesday 19 May, 2015 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the event will be chaired by former Minister of Works and Housing, Engineer Barnabas Gemade while the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu as the Special Guest of Honour. Incumbent FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed is the Chief host while a former Minister of the Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Abba Gana is the father of the day.
Similarly, a statement signed by the event’s Chairman and Secretary, Gbenga Onayiga and Wisdom Acka respectively, noted that the book was written to promote peace, unity, understanding, harmony and tolerance among all Nigerians irrespective of our diversity.
According to the statement, the timing of the presentation of the book is deliberate, with the hindsight of cushioning the gains, trauma and challenges from the recent general elections and the attendant first-of-its-kind inter party transition in Nigeria. They added that ‘Fragrance of Diversity’ is the first in the series of upcoming books intended to promote understanding, tolerance and acceptance in Nigeria.
The book contains about 10,000 Nigerian names and words with their meanings and seeks to demonstrate how some of Nigeria’s cultural traits and diverse names which have often been misapplied as divisive tools can be transformed into positive instruments of unity.