As Nigerians join the rest of the world to celebrate the 2018 International Day of Peace, the Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Ogun State, Patriot (Dr.) Olalekan Yusuff has advocated for continuous peace and harmonious relationships among citizens, irrespective of their religious or political differences and ethnic background.
The commandant who made this known thorough his International Peace Day message to his officers and residents of the state noted that the country has potential to be great if citizens embrace peace and live in peace.
While speaking on the theme of the 2018 edition of the day, “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”; the Commandant added that sustainable global peace can be achieved if people allow peace to radiates in all they do and see Peace as their rights.
He noted that no nation can achieve its developmental goals without peace and unity.
“Our world is unique as human beings and our strength lies in our unity and exhibition of our fundamental human rights. We must be allowed to have and live within our own rights.
We must at all times preach peace and maintain peace in our environment because we are all advocates of rights to Peace.
Violence and war bring nothing than destruction, backwardness and agony hence, people must do everything in their capacity to prevent violent conflict” he reiterated.
The Commandant however, commended the leadership of the Corps led by (Dr) Dickson Akoh for working endlessly in the service of the nation and reorientation of youth to the path of greatness and national integration.
He also emphasised the commitment of Peace Corps of Nigeria to the promotion of peace in the state, noting that the identity of PCN is peace and the corps will continue to toe the path of peace in its day to day activities.