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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.

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 justices

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 Values

Our core values are entrenched in our desire to contribute to the development of social systems, communities, and societies that foster peace with social justice.

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

To speak for the peace

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

To speak 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.
Executive Director

Ishaya Inuwa

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Board Chairman

Richard Ikiebe, PhD

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An accomplished Media and Management Consultant, Ikiebe has rich and varied experience in public communication and the media – print as well as broadcast. For over three decades, he has worked to design and manage effective communications strategies for private and public sector organisations.

Currently, Dr. Ikiebe is a member of faculty, School of Media and Communication, SMC, of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked, at different periods, as Special Adviser to the Chief of General Staff and as Special Assistant to Minister of Information.

As a peace builder and activist, pastor, and a faith-based organiser, in the last several years, Richard Ikiebe has engaged in several non-denominational, faith-based initiatives to engage politicians and church leaders on the platforms of peace, ethnic reconciliation, and ethical politics.

Board Member

Bishop Benjamin Kwashi, OON

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The Most 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.

His pastoral experience is wide and varied; he has worked in rural and urban churches, as well as at a theological college. Kwashi has held many positions on boards and trusts, both within Nigeria and internationally; he is the international board chairman of Sharing of Ministries Abroad. In 2003, he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger.

Bishop Kwashi is engaged in mediation and peace building in the Middle Belt, a region that has been marked by ethnic and religious tensions. He is married to Gloria and they have six children, one of them is also a priest. They have 54 orphans living with them in Jos, Northern Nigeria.

Board Chairman

Hon. Emmanuel Ibeshi

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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. In 1984 he co-founded Theatre 15, at the Center for Cultural Studies University of Lagos that latter metamorphosed into a full-fledged Department of Creative Arts in the University. He was the first National Treasurer of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) headquartered in Sweden.

He had a brief stint in the Banking industry where he worked with the Federal Mortgage Bank as corporate affairs manager. In 1992 he went into politics and, was elected into the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives. He served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency.

He is the President of CELANDY PROJECTS CONSULTS. A consultancy group that has successfully midwifed many projects on how best to attract high skilled Nigerians in Diaspora to engage in meaningful collaboration for corporate Nigeria. He is the president of the INITIATIVE FOR THE PREVENTION OF MALARIA to advocate for the prevention of malaria in Africa. Hon. Ibeshi holds a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Calabar and a Masters in Communication Arts from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.

Board Secretary

Prof. Yusufu Turaki

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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). Currently Professor Turaki teaches and researches at Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS), Jos, Nigeria.

An ordained Minister, Prof Turaki is the Director, Centre for Study of Religion, Church and Society. Prof. Turaki is an author of several books, book chapters, articles, papers and manuscripts, in ethics, theology, human rights, social history and philosophy, culture and worldview, colonialism, Islam, African contemporary socio-political issues, and African Traditional Religion.

Board Member

Major Abdallah Baikie, Rtd.

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An indigene of Kano State, Abdallah Joseph Mohammed Baikie is a graduate of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria He also graduated from the University of Benin where he studied Engineering.

Upon graduation, he returned to the Military where he was commissioned into the officer corp of the Nigerian Army Engineers. He holds several professional registrations with different engineering regulatory and professional bodies. He retired voluntarily in 2001 from the services of the Nigerian Army in the rank of Major.

He is married with children.

Let's promote peace building and social justice in Nigeria