Group urges youths to unite against violence, illegal migration
An Abuja based group known as “Project One has launched a programme tagged “I am a Nigerian”, which urges youths in Nigeria to shun all forms of political violence and work towards the promotion of unity in order to restore the glory of the country.
Coordinator of the group, Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju made the call at the launch of the conference with the hashtag, #IamNigerian, in Abuja. While noting that differences in political affiliations have been a bane in the country’s unity and progress, she regretted that youths have been used by politicians to perpetrate violence. She said her inspiration and greatest drive for embarking on the project is due to her love for her country, which is also inspired, by the love her father gave the country.
Shedding more light, she said project one is citizen appreciation, adding that the 2017 edition of the conference featured and appreciated the designer of the Nigerian flag, Taiwo Akinkumi while the 2018 edition recognized the five writers of the National anthem.
She also explained that the 2019 conference with the theme, ‘beaming the light on the Nigerian child’ is aimed at reaching the younger generation to teach them patriotism from the cradle.
Akinadeju said the project is being expanded with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on board, the Federal Road safety, NYSC, and other education bodies.