Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Dr Yakubu Pam, has enjoined Nigerians to live in peace and love one another for a better nation.
Pam gave the advice at a postmortem memorial peace lecture organised by the International Human Rights Commission in Nigeria in honour of his mother, Ngo Zimi Pam, who died on January 15, 2022 in Jos, aged 97 years.
He advised Nigerians to work together for the unity of the country.
Pam appreciated the guest speakers and participants who travelled from different parts of the country to grace the event.
Earlier in his remarks, the Country Head of the International Human Rights Commission in Nigeria and West Africa, Amb. Friday Sani, had said that IHRC decided to celebrate the late Ngo Zimi Pam for living a life worthy of emulation.
According to Sani, as a global organisation, the IHRC is not just proud of Pam who was the Chairman of the Advisory board of IHRC in Nigeria, but also proud of the mother that gave birth to him.
Sani explained that the deceased had done great things for humanity, stating that Pam is a living product of her good work on earth.
He explained that the idea of a diplomatic postmortem award in honour of the late Ngo Zimi was to prove that recognition is not only for the living, rather it is also for those who contributed positively to humanity while they were alive.
The IHRC chief added that their attention was drawn to Plateau State as a focal point for peace building by one of the indigenes of the state who is a member of the IHRC in Nigeria.
Lectures were presented by guest speakers, among whom was Sheikh Ahmed Bello from Kaduna State, who spoke extensively on the importance of peace and religious tolerance.
The highlight of the event was the presentation and decoration of the Diplomatic Post Mortem award to the late Ngo Zimi Pam, which was received by the wife of the Executive Secretary of the NCPC, Pastor Lucy Pam.