Fisayo Samuel Falusi


It is a known fact that human beings pay much interest in peace from the ancient time until now. At the same time, it can be stated that peace is the greatest and highest goal or hope that everyone wishes to achieve personally and expects to be created in society and in the world. Based on this background, this paper is set to discuss the conceptual meaning of peace, sustainable peace and sustainable development. The study specifically focused on the promotion of Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development in Nigeria; evaluate the Federal Policy and Programme Drivers towards Achieving Goal 16 Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. In addition, the study examines the roles government in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. The data for this study were collected through secondary sources. The Classical Theories were used to illuminate the study. The findings of the study revealed that the Nigeria government has articulated some salient intervention policies and strategies aimed at attaining sustainable peace and addressing the issues related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. Also, Nigeria government has been working towards addressing the issues of access to justice, crime and crises, violence including those of domestic nature; trafficking, corruption and illegitimate possession of public goods and services that negates the principles of peaceful coexistence between and across the citizenry. The study concludes that the SDGs should be situated within local, national and regional contexts that are in turn useful for understanding how these goals meet the real world. In addition, it is necessary to monitor changes to the nature of peace in developing countries and the global, multilateral system, which may con­tribute to violence, negative peace or positive peace.


Peace, Sustainable Peace, Graveyard, Sustainable Development, Nigeria.

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