Nigeriaâ€™s Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on World leaders to show more commitment and concerted efforts towards sustainable global peace.
Ekweremadu, according to a statement in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, made the call on Saturday during a tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park, in Japan.
The Deputy President of the Senate, the statement added, also on the occasion, met with one of the survivors of the Atomic Bomb dropped in Hiroshima during the World War II, Mrs. Keiko Ogura.
Ekweremadu who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Japan, Mr. Godwin Agbo, said that the Hiroshima disaster remained one sad experience that should steer mankind away from the part of senseless armament and war.
He said, â€œIt does not pay to have crises, as the best thing that can happen to mankind is to have peace and to live in peace with one anotherâ€.
He observed that global peace was not the absence of disputes within or among nations, but the commitment to resolve issues by means of dialogue rather than aggression and armed conflicts, because warring nations or groups would still end up at the dialogue table.
Ekweremadu said, â€œIt is our prayer that this kind of tragic incident would never happen again in our lifetime and even after. I believe that we all as world leaders need to ensure that there is peace everywhere in the world.
â€œWe must end all armed conflicts immediately and pursue peace with everything that we have- in our homes, in our communities, in our countries, our continents, and indeed globally.â€