The Miss Green and White Nigeria Organisation has announced that it is set to organise a pageant whose sole aim is to promote peace and unity in the country.
This was made known by the organisation’s president, Ambassador Juliet Geoffrey Porbeni while addressing the media on how true beauty ought to be celebrated.
Juliet said, “Miss Green and White Nigeria beauty pageant is designed to promote peace and unity and help build a better society through its campaign and advocacy programs. At the same time, the pageant celebrates the beauty of Nigerian children and young girls, presenting them as ambassadors for peace and unity.”
She expressed concern over the negativity and violence in which young people are exposed to and the urgent need to refocus them on positive activities instead.
Juliet explained, “The world is fast changing and young people are being used as an instrument of destruction, violence, and terrorism.
“This is one of the reasons why this pageant is set up; to present itself as a medium to communicate and educate teenagers and young adult on the effects, results, and the aftermath of violence.”
She added, ” Miss Green and White pageant is a national programme which brings into memory Nigeria’s independence with the vision to promote a united, peaceful and mutually tolerant nation and prepare our youths to become role models and proponents of peace and unity.”
Contestants will be selected for the event in various locations within the country to represent 36 States of the federation and the FCT. All the contestants would be groomed through activities like seminars, workshops, skill acquisition programmes and training to achieve the set goals.
The theme for the 2017 edition of the pageant is ‘The Youths as agents of unity and peace’.
The Coronation Ball which is the grand finale of this year’s event is billed to take place on December 9 at the Banquet Hall, Sweet Sensation, 3 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos.