The Peace Corps of Nigeria yesterday urged the federal government to speed up the process of signing the bill seeking to establish it into law, noting that it will provide jobs for youths and help curtail insecurity in the country.
Lagos State Commandant of the group, Ambassador Paul Okwuchi, made the plea at a rally tagged: “Let’s Give Peace a Chance,” in Alausa, Lagos. Okwuchi, who lamented the killings, kidnappings, banditry and armed robbery in the country, expressed hope that if the Nigerian youths were gainfully employed, crimes and insecurity would reduce drastically. He pointed out that it was time Nigerians make peace a priority and not just a passion, stressing: “Peace is achievable in Nigeria.”
“When our youths are useful to themselves, it will be of great benefit to the country. There will be peace and quietness. This would close the gap that would have encouraged the youths to engage in vices such as hooliganism, cultism, hard drugs and crimes against the country’s law and order. Read more