Day Of Peace; Osun NSCDC Calls For Tolerance And Peaceful Co-existence Among All Tribes

…. Observes a minute silence at noon for victims of war and releases doves as a symbol of peace.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps {NSCDC} Osun State Command joined other nations of the world to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace, with the theme ‘’ACTIONS FOR PEACE: OUR AMBITION FOR GLOBAL GOALS’’.

According to a press release signed by Civil Defence PRO, Osun State Command, ASC Adeleke Kehinde, said that while addressing participants at the programme, the NSCDC Commandant, Agboola Sunday said a peaceful society could only be achieved through individual conscious efforts and by different homes in the society.

Commandant Agboola stated further that the grassroots key players in Osun state were invited for the programme to cascade lessons learnt to various communities represented. The occasion is also at having a nation free from hatred, violence, fear and intolerance.

Commandant Agboola Sunday

‘’All hands must be on deck to have a Nigeria that generations yet unborn will be proud of. A nation where fear and social unrest are substituted with peace should be the goal of everyone,’’ Agboola said

Also speaking, the wife of Osun State Governor, Her Excellency, Erelu Ngozi Adeleke ably represented by Princess Adenike Adeleke urged everyone to make peace a watchword for daily living. She stressed that development is only possible where love and peace thrive.

In his goodwill message, the Royal Father of the day, His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Adedokun Abolarin, Aroyinkeye I, and Orangun of Oke Ila made it known that nation-building is a game of tolerance. He enjoined Nigerians to love one another genuinely to have a peaceful, just and inclusive society free from violence.

Delivering the lecture titled ‘’Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the Global Goals,’’ the guest speaker, an associate professor in the Department of Technical and Vocational Education at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Fakorede Saheed Olajide, emphasized the need for everyone to respect human right, remain resilient, celebrate success, empower the youths and preach peace at all times.

The head of the unit, Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Assistant Commandant of Corps Akinwolere John said peace is not the absence of war but the presence of law, justice and order. He explained further that the programme was organised to educate people about the importance of peace.

The programme featured a minute silence at noon to honour victims of war and violence and the release of doves which symbolises peace, renewed hope and freedom for Osun State and Nigeria in general.