Amb. George Jimoh, the Executive Director, Passion for Peace Initiative (PPI), an NGO, says effective communication and tolerance are sone of the ingredients that make a peaceful home and society.
Jimoh said this in Ilorin while delivering a lecture organised to mark this year’s International Day of Peace.
The director spoke on the theme “The Reunion: Domestic Violence and Societal Peace.
A peaceful family is a productive society”.
He said a progressive home need team and collective work.
According to him, a bird cannot fly with one wing except with the two wings.
“The best teacher to children is parent.
So, whatever the parent does will be impacted on the children.
“If you can learn how to forgive and forget whenever your spouse offends you, you will build a peaceful home and peaceful society.
“Spouse have to respect each other, understand ourselves and build a peaceful home and a peaceful society,” Jimoh said.
In her remarks, Mrs Anthonia Erinfolami-Daniel, the Facilitator of PPI, said that some spouse lack tolerance that is why there is no peace in some parts of the country.
She added that emotional violence kill faster than physical violence, saying that emotional violence leads to depression and later to death.
According to her, presently in Nigeria, partners violating each other is about 60 to 40 per cent from angle of women to men.
“During the lock down of COVID-19, there is high rate of domestic violence because some spouse can’t tolerate each other, even some parents can’t tolerate their children.
“Poverty is also one of the ingredients that contribute to domestic violence.
“There is what they call economic violence; when a man that is supposed to provide for the family refused to do so,” she added.
She explained that a peaceful husband, a peaceful wife and peaceful children would make a peaceful community and peaceful society.
She therefore urged the public to show love to each other in order to build a peaceful society.