About the organisation


The International Organization for Peace Building and Social Justice (PSJ) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which exists to promote peace building and social justice in Nigeria.

It has no political affiliations and does not intend to transmute into a political party. It is established to conscientiously change the deep-rooted narratives that obliterate the peaceful co-existence of communities through evidence-based research and information. We exist for one purpose, to speak truth to power and advocate the causes of the poor and voiceless.

Our programs are geared towards transformative and sustainable change, which is achieved by advocating for evidence-based peace building legislation and policies.

PSJ, therefore, is committed to growing coalitions and alliances among like-minded groups and organizations to galvanize a movement that will build and sustain a culture of peace amidst cultural and religious differences for generations to come.



Founders

Richard Ikiebe PhD
Dr. Ikiebe is a member of faculty, School of Media and Communication, SMC, of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria, where he is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Leadership in Journalism (CLeJ).
Prof. Yusufu Turaki
Yusufu Turaki is a Distinguished Professor of Theology and Social Ethics. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics (Boston University, USA) and is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Yale Divinity School, Yale University, USA; Double Masters in Theology and Ethics (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA).
Bishop Benjamin Kwashi, OON
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi is the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria. He was ordained in 1982 and 10 years later became the bishop of Jos. In January 2008, he was presented as the archbishop of Jos Province in the Church of Nigeria.
Major Abdallah Baikie (Rtd)
Major Abdallah Baikie (Rtd) graduated from the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, in 1980 after which he proceeded to the University of Benin where he studied Engineering.
Hon. Emmanuel Ibeshi
Hon Emmanuel Awhan Ibeshi is a Faculty of the Haggai Institute in Hawaii USA, where he teaches leadership. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria. Hon. Ibeshi holds a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Calabar and a Masters in Communication Arts from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.


Peace is not everything, but without peace, everything is nothing.

Willy Brandt

Our vision

The International Organization for Peace and Social Justice strives to become a primary support, a strong voice, and a trusted ally of every community in Nigeria in the process of peace building and social justice.

We are a veritable source of researched, evidence-based information which will serve as an integral tool for appropriate action for all stakeholders, including the Nigerian government, in its peace building process, in bringing about social justice, and in national development.

Our mission

To speak for the peace




By advocating for sustainable peace, social justice and a better life for all deprived minority ethnic groups.

To speak for justice




By engaging national and international institutions in order to persistently advocate for peace, justice and a system based on the rule of law.

To foster restorative reconciliation




By alleviating marginalization and supporting sustainable development through open dialogue with stakeholders.



Our values




Respect for Human Dignity
Truth and Accountability
Equity and Justice for all
Freedom and Peace

Our demands to president
Muhammadu Buhari




It is imperative for the government, to see the need and extreme urgency to :
Without regard to religious or ethnic affiliation, guarantee assurance of security, safety, protection, and right to life for all Nigerians.
Develop a diverse and comprehensive approach to government security strategy and management in a manner that provides adequate resources to security forces to address all sources of violence.
Develop a strategy to combat the proliferation of small arms in accordance with the criteria outlined in Article 14 of the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Urgently investigate and curb the sources supplying lethal weapons to the unknown militia terrorizing Nigerians in Nigeria.
Make a matter of uttermost priority, rehabilitation, and justice for all victims and survivors of these horrific killings.