Intl Day of Peace::NSCDC advocates tolerance, non-violence, cease-fire
As the world marks the International Day of Peace, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has called for tolerance to push the United Nations drive for tolerance and cease-fire.
Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi, said Nigeria stands to benefit as a nation when individuals imbibe the culture of peaceful coexistence.
In celebratory message marking the day signed by the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Babawale Afolabi, Dr. Audi noted that Nigeria as a nation can actualize its enormous potential m when the culture of peace and peaceful coexistence is imbibed by all and sundry.
“As the world celebrates on this day; commemorating the International Day of Peace, a day established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly which was two decades later unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of “non-violence and cease-fire” by the UN General Assembly” the statement reads.
Noting the significance of the theme ‘Action for Peace, Our Ambition for The Global Goals’, for this year’s celebration, he said it will foster a culture of peace and non-violence across global communities as well as create awareness about the disastrous effects of conflicts, wars, and violence, thereby encouraging the adoption of cease-fire initiatives.
“The main significance of celebrating the International Day of Peace Day or World Peace Day is to foster a culture of peace and non-violence across global communities. It creates awareness among people about the disastrous effects of conflicts, wars, and violence, thereby encouraging them to adopt cease-fire initiatives and is celebrated on this day 21st September every where.
“The corps across formations is marking this day with series of activities driven at enhancing peace, tolerance and non-violence approach to all conflict situations.” He said.
The CG also tasked all to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and peace to give room for a win-win situation and enhance the prosperity of Nigeria.
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