Sole administrator commends IPYG’s peace walk, campaign
The Sole Administrator of Ajeromi Local Government Area, Ajegunle, Lagos, Hon. Fehintola Danmole Akaba, has commended the initiative behind the peace walk and campaign organised recently by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), at the organisation’s branch in Ajegunle. The event was aimed at empowering youths and fostering harmony among religious leaders.
Hon. Akaba, represented by Jide George Oladosu, urged Nigerians, wherever they may be, to promote peace. “I think it is necessary we have this kind of programme on board, and I am very happy that some people out there are talking about peace and promoting it in our society,” he said.
General Overseer of Root of Righteousness Ministries, Pastor Okunorobo Kenneth, said he was delighted that the peace awareness with the slogan: “We Are One,” brought together religious leaders from the Muslim and Christian communities, as well as other stakeholders.
He explained that the essence of the programme with respect to HWPL vision was to create awareness that peaceful coexistence is achievable, which is in line with teachings from the Holy Scriptures.
“To fulfil all righteousness in obedience to our Lord Jesus’ command, as written in the book of Matthew, chapter 6 verse 9: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” At Root of Righteousness Revival Ministries, we are contributing our quota in preaching the message of peace alongside HWPL, IWPG and IPYG to the universe.”
The Muslim leader, Alhaji Danga said: “It is time we started campaigning for peace in our society, because if a war breaks out, definitely the world is not going to be a better place for coming generations. We want to tell the youths that our generation has somehow failed to enjoy all the blessings bestowed on our country and that of our time. But we don’t want the same thing to happen in their generation. So, they should eschew bitterness and understand that religion is to redefine and not separate us. We should also learn to tolerate each other’s religion, so we can cohabit harmoniously.”