Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Peace Corps marks UN Peace Day in C'River, Okweche seeks youth collaboration in building peaceful environment

Ukorebi | 24th September 2019

The Cross River State Commandant of The Peace Corps of Nigeria Patriot, Dr. Okweche Dominic has said that peace is only attainable in a society where parties embrace dialogue, while calling on Cross River State youths to  collaborate in maintaining a peaceful and habitable environment. 

Speaking during this year's International Day for Peace celebrated by the command in Calabar, Cross River State, Dr. Okweche rolled out the major achievements of the command within the short years of its existence in the state, harping on the Theme; Climate Action for Peace, the proactive commandant enumerated the importance of a friendly environment in maintaining peace in any given society. 

He further disclosed that youths have a major role to play in protecting the environment, making it habitable and peaceful for humanity. He therefore called on young persons to shun activities that will harm the environment causing degradation and environmental pollution. 

Speaking further, Dr. Okweche Dominic explained that "A life of peace cannot be equated to anything in the world as it is the source of age longevity and harmony for all mankind". 

He insisted that "... aggression and disregard for humanity has gradually gained prominence and clouded the judgment of truth, love and charity. While reaffirming that, "...This aggression and disregard has brought about more sorrow in the African continent and other parts of the world.

Okweche lamented the sorry state the Nigerian youths have found themselves. Explaining further, he said, "Youths in Nigeria are scattered across states without jobs, or a competitive ground to strive. The girl child, he said is far more in a worst state,"...which is highly sympathetic". "...the marginalization of the girl child, child marriage and molestation while kidnappers and thugs continued to perpetuate evil and gain grounds across board".

"Peace cannot be achieved when the quest for flaming conflict persist. It is dialogue and persistent communication with parties involved that guarantees a peaceful society. The absence of Peace has been responsible for so many clashes in the world". Okweche said. 

The event recorded the presence of high profiled peace loving dignitaries and stakeholders from both government and private sectors. Prominent among whom are Hon. Francis Sampson Ovat, member representing Obubra II Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly and Committee Chairman on Youths and Sports Development, Comrade Odama Thomas Odama, PDP Chairman Bekwarra LGA, Comrade Egbung Odama, PDP CRS Publicity Secretary, Engr. Ogar Mathias Agbor etc, who all took turns to spread the message of Peace to the teeming crowd.