The mission of the Nigerian Alliance for Peace is to make a culture of peace a priority throughout Nigeria by:

1.) Promoting campaign to establish government-level Ministry of Peace and other related peace structures and infrastructure;
2.) Promote the establishment of Peace Academies in Nigeria;
3.) Promote trainings in nonviolence and rehabilitate displaced persons
from conflict zones;
4.) Promote nonviolent expression of human rights and responsibilities;
5.) Promote peace education.

Report of Africa Alliance for Peace (AAP) Summit, Abuja, Nigeria: October 22 - 25, 2010

The 2010 Global Alliance Regional Peace Summit had in attendance twenty (20) participants drawn from Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and United States. The events was declared open by the representative of Dr. Joseph Golwa, Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria, shortly after Prince Oseremen Irene, Executive Director, Nigeria Alliance for Peace delivered his welcome address.

Participants heard from Professor Geoff Harris, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Ms. Bianca Pace, Ministry of Peace, Australia, and Dr. Victor Isumonah, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr. Mike Abkin, National Peace Academy, United States, Imam Ashafa and Pastor James, the key actors in the documentary entitled "Soldier of Peace", on the following topics, respectively, Buiding Sustainable Democracy: The Imperative of Ministry of Peace, Institutionalising Peace, Preventing Political and Electoral Violence in Africa, Academies for Peace, Next Step to Peace in Nigeria, and Would a Multi-faith Approach to Peace Succeed?.

The various presentations were followed up with spirited question and answer sessions which were sufficiently educating, engaging and inspiring. The interactive session of the event was extended to the office of Dr. Hoseph Golwa on the third day of the summit, during a courtesy call to the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Nigeria. Mike Mike Abkin, Biannca Pace, Oseremen Irene, and Victor Ogunmakin were well received by the Director General of the said Institute during the courtesy call, during which the Director General himself resolved to offer his support for a governmental level campaign for a Ministry of Peace in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.


Nigeria Alliance for Peace 2008 program came up shortly after the Africa Alliance for Peace (AAP) summit in Ghana. The program which was in two parts, namely, a public lecture, and a training session, served as a kickoff of Nigeria Alliance for Peace campaign for Ministry of Peace in Nigeria, and the need to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the country.

Michael Abkin, Ph.D, Director of Operations, Peace Partnership International, United States (http://www.peacepartintl.org/) who facilitated the training session was the amiable guest speaker in a public lecture held at the University of Ibadan Conference Centre (in Nigeria), on the 17th May 2008 on the topic “ Creating Ministries and Departments of Peace in Governments: Essence and Impact on Peace Building”. Dr. Abkin presented the history of Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace and the worldwide movement it reflects. In the course of the lecture, He spoke extensively on some of the programs, actions and initiatives that a Ministry of Peace would be charged with. About 50 people were present at the program. The visiting Radio and Television news crew aired the program later that evening.

The training session which took place on 20th May 2008, was organized within the premises of the Department of Physics, University of Ibadan. The training was centered on ‘National Peace Campaign Organizing and Operation”, and “the Principles of Peace Approach to Conflict Resolution. Over 15 Students attended, which was notable as this was the week before final exams.