The prestigious World Institute for Peace has confirmed the nomination of Lieutenant General L. O. Adeosun (rtd) CFR as The Bearer of Security Torch (TBST) at its upcoming International Peace Conference and Award, Nigeria 2023.
The event, which aims at addressing the banditry and other social vices affecting the country, will take place on December 6 at the Nigerian Army Resource Center in Abuja.
According to Chief Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi, the Executive Director of the Institute, the International Peace Conference and Award, organized by the World Institute for Peace, will bring together world Peace Ambassadors and solutions providers from various backgrounds.
Lamina noted that the conference is expected to provide a lasting solution to the prevailing issues of banditry and social vices in Nigeria, which have posed significant challenges to national security and development.
He stressed that the awardees were carefully and diligently selected based on their known dedication to promoting peace and security across the globe.
According to Lamina, Adeosun has been selected for this distinguished honor as The Bearer of Security Torch because of his extensive experience and contributions in the field of security.
He added that HRM Oba Hammeed Adekunle Oyelude Makama, Olowu Kuta, has been an advocate of better life for military officers in Nigeria, hence, the conferment of Knight of World Peace (KWP) on him.
Also, the likes of Comrade Amitolu Shittu, Honourable Abiola Makinde, MHR representing the people of Ondo East/West and many other awardees have carved a niche for themselves in the efforts of securing lives of Nigerians.
Lamina said the conference would be an opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate, exchange ideas, and propose innovative strategies to combat banditry and other social vices which will, undoubtedly, contribute to building a more peaceful and secure Nigeria.