Peace Day Petition
WHY DO WE WANT TO MARK THE ANNUAL EKITI PEACE DAY & UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY?
“International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.”
The mission of the Ekiti Peace Day is to help secure the EkitiParapo warriors and pacifists’ status as world-class heroes, celebrating their pivotal role in peace, patriotism and nation building; civic education, the arts, culture and value orientation to teaching lessons in service to humanity.
The local War Generals and their War Tactics; British Peace Mediators and Pacifists’ involvement and the signature of the Yoruba Peace Treaty of Thursday,23rd September 1886 at Kiriji, Imesi-Ile; and the tremendous impact on the political and social development of Yorubaland in the post-colonial Nigeria and 21st-century world are the lasting legacies and edifying bequests that we inherited from the legend of the Kiriji war years.
The memories of men of velour and chivalry of the Kiriji (Ekiti Parapo) war of liberation of the late 19th century in Eastern Yorubaland should be etched in gold and passed on as a legend from generation to generation because they do not live in vain.
This is the essence of this Petition for Ekiti Peace Day Public Holiday in the Ekiti State of Nigeria annually on September 23 as a mark of honour and memorabilia to these famous ancestors; war heroes and pacifists who served their generation and for the benefit of the Ekiti people of all ages.
Let Us Unite & Make September 21, A Public Holiday in Nigeria!
Lessons of 1886 Yoruba Peace Treaty