By Mustapha Suleiman
The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has commended the Federal Government and the security agencies for their patriotic efforts and gallantry in keeping peace in Nigeria.
The PCN National Commandant Dickson Akor gave this commendation during the United Nations International Day of Peace celebration held at the Corps headquarters in Abuja.
Akoh said that there is an urgent need to further explore the ideals of conflict prevention through peace education and social justice.
He emphasized that conflict, is a natural consequence of human coexistence, underscored the divergence in beliefs, cultures, tribes, races, and religions.
These divergent views, he said, made it imperative for Nigerians to place a premium on the “need to better understand our diversities to decipher common grounds to live in harmony regardless of our individual differences.”
The Peace Corps boss said that Peace as a concept remained a knowledge-driven and could only manifest when the people had peace within themselves and boost development in the country.
The Royal father of the event, Dr. Audu Shaban Nizazo, who is also 3rd Etsu of Kwali commended PCN for volunteering to ensure Peace at all times.
The monarch called on President Muhammad Buhari to assent to the Peace Corps Bill before the end of his tenure in order to spur officers and men of the corps to do more for the nation.