The situation is now becoming dreadful, as Nigerians are daily inundated with gory reports and photographs of disasters, tales and rumors of suicide attacks, people's displacements, kidnaps and loss of lives via accidents, robberies as well as assassinations.

Apart from the dire situation, conflicts in workplaces, communities and the world around us continue to exact growing economic, political and social costs, some social scientists stress.

Such is the reality of our time. Issues we once thought were alien to our country have now become part and parcel of our lives, while the citizens, particularly mothers and children, are increasingly becoming traumatized.

The most unfortunate spinoff is that children, who read newspapers, magazines and watch these horrors on television, are gradually becoming numb. The situation is apparently becoming more worrisome to the government, as a traumatized citizenry can never experience a meaningful growth.

For instance, the people of Jos, Borno, Yobe, etc; whose states are gradually becoming a flashpoint, has repeatedly lamented about the cataclysmic situation in their states where people were being killed and maimed almost on a daily basis. It started as a child's play until it festered and became a monster. Most Nigerians now live in fear, as anything disastrous could happen to anybody, anywhere; anyhow.

As the country continues to face growing security challenges, the citizens now live in fear day in, day out, forcing many to ask certain questions:

Must fear become part of the everyday life of the people? Must women and children continue to become widows and orphans? Must men continue to single-handedly bear the burden of joint family responsibilities? Must Nigeria continue to be at the receiving end; economically and socially?

Such questions are quite apt and thought-provoking but they subtly indicate a sense of helplessness and hopelessness, some observers note.

One point is, however, strikingly clear: Tangible efforts should be made to resolve the security crisis in a pragmatic way.

While some suggest the deployment of soldiers to perceptible flashpoints and crisis-prone states, others insist that the dialogue option is more advantageous in addressing the crisis.

"Women are crucial to the peace process in the country and peace could begin if women live peacefully with their spouses. Women are useful; if we were of no use, God would not have created us’’.

"The Mission cannot move forward without the active participation of the women most especially women of high ranks.. Women are better managers of peace; I want to appeal to you to everyone to continue to preach, talk and work for peace.". This is because women and children remain the major casualties in the event of any disaster and the recognition of this incontrovertible fact, perhaps, propelled the Face of Democracy Advocate to initiate peace campaigns across the six geo-political zones in the country.

Every Nigerian is important; he or she has something to contribute to the country's development. It is only by loving one another that we, as a people, can move forward and make meaningful progress. The exposure of women to risks and their central position in the family aptly explain why they must always remain in the frontline of peace advocacy.

In order to expand the frontier for the attainment of peace, beauty and brains foundation came to be.

BEAUTY AND BRAINS FOUNDATION expects to assess existing structures, capacities and strategies for peace building and conflict resolution, with a view to proffering solutions to perceptible lapses.

This is because of the universal recognition of the fact that conflicts are bound to crop up among individuals, families, groups, communities, societies, nations and even ideologies. However, it is the ability to proffer antidotes and implement them that makes the difference.

The master-plan, as stated above is a comprehensive analysis of the life development imperatives, challenges and opportunities in Nigeria which puts into perspective the economic growth; human and community needs, institutional development, physical infrastructure and natural environment of our country.

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