…Cautions Nigerians To Abstain From Cultism, Drugs Abuses
By Simeon OSAJIE
A group under the aegis of Project Victory Call Initiative, has stressed the need for Nigerians to refrain from cultism, drug abuse and other acts contrary to the growth and development of society and embrace peace.
The group in collaboration with the Rotary Club District 9141, Create Hope in the World and the Nigeria National Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Committee, made the call in Benin City, Edo State capital, during a Peace Walk to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.
Speaking to newsmen at the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ), the National President of Project Victory Call Initiative, (PVCI), Rotarian Bell-Gam Paula observed that the peace Walk is a yearly program which was birthed last year.
She pointed out that this year’s event tagged: ‘I Walk 4 for Good Governance’ is specifically aimed at sensitizing the masses on the need to say ‘NO’ to injustice and say ‘YES’ to good governance, accountability, equality, democratic society and freedom of association, among others.
Also speaking, chairman, Benin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), Rotarian Nosa Edo-Osagie, maintained that there can be no meaningful development in any society without peace, hence the need for the peace walk.
Other members of Project Victory Call Initiative, including the Director of Organization of the Initiative and National president of Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria, (CDGN), Joy Osawaru Akinyemi upheld the positions of Rotarians Paula and Edo-Osagie.
They expressed the hope of a better society through the promotion of justice and peaceful co-existence among citizens.
Receiving the peace ambassadors, Edo State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Comrade Festus Alenkhe commended them for their interest in the peace and progress of the Nigerian nation.
While urging them not to relent in their campaign for peace, Comrade Alenkhe disclosed that the NUJ is equally passionate about the peace of the nation, hence it always advised its members to be professional and promote peace and harmony through their reportage.