Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria: City of Peace
We welcome leader Dr. Ayoola-Amale and Coordinators Uduak Udofia and Ambassador Ivy King as they establish Ikorodu as the first of several communities in Lagos, Nigeria as a city of peace. The three professionals promote Mediation and a culture of Peace in their communities.
VISION: To promote Mediation and a culture of peace in Ikorodu community, and other ICP Network in Lagos.
MISSION: To dedicate Ikorodu, and all communities in Lagos to a global culture of peace and non-violence through mediation, education, poetry and the arts, working to make peace a consensus value through International Cities of Peace initiatives.
This effort toward creating a culture of peace is to reject violence and define the people of Ikorodu and all communities in Lagos as people of peace and as International Cities of Peace
This initiative is committed to promoting Mediation and building a culture of peace and non-violence in Ikorodu and other communities in Lagos as International Cities of peace through a Network of Mediators and Peace-builders in Lagos. Ikorodu like other communities in Lagos have rediscovered and now is reconnecting with historical impulse from the past of harmonious living.
As a Certified Mediator and Peace builder with years of experience and a leader in peace building and leading a Conflict Resolution firm, First Conflict Resolution Services Inc. registered in Nigeria which includes a Mediation & Peace Education Center and Library as well. Ayo is an experienced peace builder and Mediator and will be building on this to further strengthen her pro bono services for the poor in the Ikorodu community to promote peace and non-violence with the support of her colleague in the ICP Lagos Network. Therefore her major plans are:
• To strengthen the Mediation & Peace Education Center in Ikorodu that
she established and increase probono services in Mediation for the
poor in the community.
• To found a Peace Museum with Peace gardens/ peace trees etc.
This initiative will further promote peace, harmony, and respect for all human rights; ensure equality between men and women, advance understanding, tolerance and solidarity which will ultimately promote harmonious living and security.
The other front-runners in the other communities that are within our ICP Lagos Network have their own projects as Mediators and peace builders as well. Through collaboration and support for each other under the umbrella ICP Lagos Network, each front-runner as leader in their community ie responsible for s/he programs, Ayo is the Lead of ICP Lagos Network and the front-runner for Ikorodu community.
ABOUT DR. AYOOLA-AMALE, LIAISON ICP
Dr. Ayoola-Amale is the International Cities of Peace liaison for the Lagos Network, which includes a Team of mediators in Lagos, having Barrister and Mediators.
Uduak Udofia is Coordination for the Ajah community. Ambassador Ivy King is the Coordinator of the Network. Dr. Ayoola-Amale as the Lead of the Network. They promote Mediation and a culture of Peace in their communities.
Ikorodu is the community of focus first and foremost because of the recent incidence of unrest in Ikorodu that necessitated the last peace education tour of schools in Lagos early this year that they carried out.
Designating Ikorodu, Lagos as an International Cities of Peace is indeed a welcome advantage The Lead of the Network, Ayo already has a Conflict Resolution firm, First Conflict Resolution Services Inc. registered in Nigeria which includes a Mediation & Peace Education Center and Library as well.
Ayo has been a Mediator for years and will further strengthen the pro bono services in Mediation for the poor in the Ikorodu community to promote peace and non-violence with the support of ICP Lagos Network of Mediators to help in building peace in that community and other communities in Lagos.
Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale
Ambassador Ivy King
Barrister/Mediator Uduak Udofia
Barrister/Mediator Chigozie Ezeonyejiaku
LETTER OF INTENT
ABOUT IKORODU, LAGOS, NIGERIA
Ikorodu is a city in north-east Lagos State, Nigeria. It is located along the Lagos Lagoon and shares a boundary with Ogun State. At the 2006 census the population was 535,619.
Situated approximately 36 km north of Lagos, Ikorodu is bounded to the south by the Lagos Lagoon, to the north by a boundary with Ogun State, and to the east by a boundary with Agbowa-Ikosi, a town in Epe Division of Lagos State. The town has grown significantly in the past 40 years and is divided into sixteen or seventeen “Ituns” or minor areas. The main industries in the town are trading, farming and manufacturing.
Nearby major towns include Imota, Isiu, Liadi,Ijede, Igbogbo and Bayeku, all of which constitute their own Local Council Development Area with their own traditional rulers (Obas). Together these areas make up Ikorodu Division. Ikorodu Division has a large industrial area containing several factories. The town of Ikorodu itself is home to branches of several established Nigerian banks.
Ikorodu is the fastest growing part-exurb of Lagos metropolis, owing in part to increasing influx of people from Ikorodu’s surrounding towns and villages attracted by the town’s proximity to Lagos.
In 2003, the existing Ikorodu LGAs was split for administrative purposes into Local Council Development Areas. These lower-tier administrative units now number 6: Imota, Igbogbo/Bayeku, Ijede, Ikorodu North, Ikorodu West, Ikorodu.