By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Patriot Lukman Adelowo Yekini on Sunday asked stakeholders in Nigeria to embrace peace as the only solution to multifaceted problems presently facing the country.
Patriot Yekini stated this while speakung during a Peace Rally to call public attention to the need to ensure peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, saying, there is the urgent need for peaceful coexistence in order to put an end to insecurity in the land.
He stressed that peace corps was saddled with the responsibility of reorientating the minds of youths especially students against forms of social vices and that the peace march was observed by members of the corps across the country to ensure peace reigns supreme in Nigeria.
Lamenting that social vices such as drug abuse, cultism, examination malpractices, among others are rampant among the youth, Patriot Yekini said the cardinal focus and mandate of the Peace Corps of Nigeria is to clean up the mind of the youths to make them useful leaders of tomorrow.
“If the youths of today are not properly tutored and properly directed to be true leaders, our society will pay for it, and that’s what Peace Corps is all about. We want peace to be in our heart, home, state and everywhere, without peace, their will not be meaningful development in Nigeria and without peace good policies of government will be very difficult to implement”, he said.
Speaking further , the Peace Corps commandant stressed that the corps are also preaching harmony and peaceful coexistence among the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, said this would help the nation live together and achieve national progress.
“We are advocating peace for all in the country, let everyone put hands together to achieve peace and make Nigeria great. Our main objective is to train, educate and reorientate the youths of the nation particularly, student who are future leaders of the country adding that they need to be good citizens to redirect their productive energy towards the socio-economic advancement of the nation”.
During the rally, the Commandant led officers of the command from its Oluyole Estate headquarters to Mokola, State Secretariat, Iwo Road ,Challenge and Molete.