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Ogun Monarch Drums Support For Peace Corps Creation

Olu Itori, Oba Fatai Akamo with Peace Corps State Commandant, Patriot Akinyemi
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A first class monarch in Ogun State, Olu of Itori, Oba Fatai Akorede Akamo has advocated for adoption of Peace Corps of Nigeria as federal government paramilitary agency, noting that the impacts of the corps in maintaining Peace and youth reorientation at grassroots level cannot be underestimated.

The monarch made this stated on Tuesday while flagging off the 'Let's Give Peace A Chance in Nigeria Campaign' of Peace Corps of Nigeria.

He said, he had seen officers of the corps rendering selfless services to communities, saying they would perform better with government's support. 

He equally said, the establishment would assist the country in crime reduction and provide gainful employment to the youths.

While Speaking on Significance of Peace to the growth of the country, the monarch said the corps is needed mostly in the rural areas and in schools where youths would be reorientated and curb Cultism. 

He commended the initiative of "Let's Give Peace A Chance Campaign" noting that the major thing needed in the country now is Peace and that can only be achieved through the supports  of organizations like Peace Corps of Nigeria. 

"Sincerely, you people have a very good concept and idea that can help the country. I commend all of you, I will continue to support things like this because I see it as part of solutions to our problems in the country" He stated.

Also speaking on the relevance of peace Corps of Nigeria and its Peace campaign, the Onipapa of Papalanto, Oba Razaq Jimoh called on the federal Government to do the needful to help Nigeria out of its present security challenges.

He said Nigeria needs more security to to support those on ground and it is always better to have people that are ready to change the minds of the youths right from the begging than to be chasing and arresting them when they have turned criminals.

"Nigeria needs you now and we are trusting God that the federal government will sign your bill soon. I believe with you, the level of crime and Insecurity will reduce because you will also compliment the efforts of those on ground before you" he stated.

On his part, the State Commandant, Patriot Olufemi Akinyemi commended the monarchs for supporting the campaign and urged them and other monarchs in the state to continue to be ambassadors of Peace in their domains.

He also appealed to them to caution their youths to work inline with the dictates of the law of the land in order to live in a peaceful society.

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