GIHN CG begins tour of South West zone
The Coordinator General of the Global Initiative for Harmony in Nigeria (GIHN), Elizabeth Omini, is beginning a tour of the South West zone of the country from this weekend.According to a statement yesterday by the Ogun Command of GIHN, Omini will arrive Abeokuta, the state capital this weekend, where she is scheduled to feature on NTA Abeokuta and Gateway Television, the state-owned television station on Sunday.
The GIHN CG would be hosted to a gala night in the evening of same day.The State Coordinator, Bishop Rotimi Adewumi, said Omini was bringing her message of peace and harmony into Ogun and the entire South West region.
According to Adewumi, “Omini is an apostle of strengthening national cohesion and at international levels in order to transform the society where harmony and brotherhood reign, leading to national and global peace. She maintains that we should not allow sentiments to jeopardise our religious, political, ethnic liberty with the happenings around us.
“With all the crisis, violence and criminal activities in our country and even at the global level, the CG formed GIHN to fight this negative attitudes, irrespective of our religion and beliefs, and this is the message she is bringing to us.” “The CG urges us all to embrace love and harmony, so that even insurgency and crime will reduce,” Adewumi added.
The coordinator expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for its support so far, while also commending the present National Assembly members for their thoroughness and patriotism over the enabling bill.
GIHN was founded by Omini on March 30, 2013. In October 2015, Omini, working with the Federal Government sponsored an amendment bill, to provide a framework for the activities of GIHN Corps under the supervision of the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), which has gone through various readings in both chambers.
At the last Public Hearing on National Orientation Agency (NOA) Amendment Bill (as it is called), on December 4, 2017, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, raised concerns that Nigeria was faced with a disturbing level of violence, mutual suspicion among ethnic groups and a general lack of belief in government by its citizens.
He had said: “We cannot continue in this direction if we truly want to achieve greatness as a nation. The NOA is the body tasked with communicating government policies, staying abreast of public opinion and promoting patriotism and national development.”Saraki had added that increasing the capacity of the agency would result to taking concrete steps towards promoting global initiative for harmony in Nigeria.
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