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Separation Will Not Solve Nigeria’s Mileage Of Problems , Says Group

Posted: Jul 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)



The Universal Peace Federation (UPF), a United Nations’ organisation has declared that remaining a united country where all federating units will be adequately represented remained the best thing that can ever happen to Nigeria and anything on the contrary as being clamoured for by some aggrieved ethnic nationalities would be counterproductive.

No section as it is today could stand alone and remain relevant among the comity of civilized, developed and developing nations, the United States of America of today is rated as one of the most powerful nations due to her size and population, Nigeria can always learn from their experience.

Secretary General of UPF Nigeria , Dr. Raphael Ogar Ojo made this known at the presentation of the 2016 Award of, Ambassador for Peace to, Rev. Father Christian Levi Achinivu by the UPF and the Muslim Inter-religious Peace Foundation (MIPF) in Minna, Niger State.

Dr. Raphael Ogar citied countries like the United States of America which derives its political and socio-economic straight from its size, population and human resources however suggested that Nigerians should do all that is within their powers for the country to remain as one.

Agitations for self actualization borne out of political, economic and ethno-religious can be tackled headlong for all to have sense of belonging. All religion should be accorded equal recognition and by so doing the circularity or freedom of worship will be guaranteed.

As a way of ending sectional agitations, the UPF Secretary General strongly suggested that all three tiers of government should do everything possible to address the grievances of aggrieved segments of the country.

He also suggested that the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency set up Development Commissions in all the geo-political zones as is being done for the north-east region which had been ravaged by the activities of religious extremist group.

The Development Commissions so set up should be well empowered financially to the level that they would be able to address shortcomings peculiar to all the zones, with such a policy Nigeria would witness the much desired peace and development, Raphael pointed out.

The UPF scribe also called for a review of the nation’s education curricula that would make graduates become job creator and employers to end joblessness instead of waiting for scarcely existing white collar jobs in Nigeria today.

On the award, Dr. Raphael told the gathering who were at the Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre in Minna on Saturday that, Rev. Fr. Achinivu ‘was found worthy in deeds and character, and he is ready to live his life for the sake of others’ hence the honour bestowed on him.

Also in his remark, the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Martin Uzoukwu commended the resilience and hard work as well as devotion to the service of God and humanity of the recipient and urged him not to relent in doing more as God directs him.

The recipient expressed gratitude to God for counting him worthy for such award and pledged to continue to devote his life and time to the service of mankind.

The high point of the ceremony was the launch of the different brands of the popular, ‘father Paiko Soaps’.



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