The Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace (DREP) Centre, a Jos-based Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), has organised an arts exhibition in some communities to mark the 2020 World Peace Day.
DREP Programme Manager, Mr Chris Ogbonna, said at the event that the initiative was to promote peace and peaceful coexistence in communities in a unique way.
He said that the arts exhibitions would take place in six communities in Plateau in the next six days. He also stated that the idea of the exhibition was to see how to impart artistic knowledge into young people.
According to the programme manager, if the youths channel their energies into gainful ventures, they will have less time for vices. He said the group had been giving grant to artists every year to encourage them in telling the story of peace.
Dr Jacob Onoja, a lecturer with the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Jos, one of the exhibitors, said that he engaged in arts that dealt with peace in communities. Onoja said that going into the area of peace, conflict and dialogue he had seen the devastation in communities and that the devastated family members had suffered as a result of crises.