Cultural Affairs Officer of the United State Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Sterling Tilley, has called on Nigerians to embrace good music, which he described as a critical tool in tackling terrorism, engendering peace and promoting development.
Tilley made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a musical concert the embassy organised in commemoration of the 2019 Daniel Pearl World Music Day.
The theme for the 2019 Daniel Pearl’s Day is “Harmony for Humanity”, which aims at bringing the world together in peace through music which Pearl was an advocate of.
According to the cultural affairs officer, when an individual embraces music, such a person tends to find it difficult to harm his or her fellow countryman and others or commit an act of terror.
“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the life and legacy of Daniel Pearl.
“He was a violinist; quite accomplished; the whole idea behind the Daniel Pearl World’s Music Day was to commemorate his love for music and his love for humanity.
“That is why this year’s theme for the David Pearl’s Day is “Harmony for Humanity” and it is all geared toward his life and legacies.