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By AbdulFatai Beki on 29/10/2017

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•Emir of llorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari
•Emir of llorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari

The Emir of llorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on Saturday called on the Nigeria Peace Corps to be the vanguard of peaceful co-existence for more development to be attained in the country.

The monarch made the call in his message at the presentation of award of excellence to the National Commandant of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Mr Dickson Akoh in llorin.

The award, which was at the instance of the llorin Emirate Youths Integrity Vanguard, was received by the Kwara Commandant of the Corps, Mr Lukman Yekinni.

Sulu-Gambari, represented by the Balogun Afin of llorin, Alhaji Mohammed Nuhu noted that no meaningful development could be attained in an atmosphere of chaos and acrimony.

The Emir urged the Nigerian Peace Corps to ensure peace and unity.

He advised the Corps to play a complementary role with other security outfits in the state so that peace would always reign supreme in all parts of the state and Nigeria.

Sulu-Gambari advocated for more enlistment of the indigenes into the Corps as a way of minimising unemployment among the youths.

The Emir praised the foresight of the llorin Emirate Youths Vanguard for initiating the award and advised other social organisations to emulate the group.

Alhaji Ahmed Ayinla, the Guest Speaker and a lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education, emphasised the relevance of peace as one of the indices needed in any society for economic growth and development.

Ayinla charged the Corps to further complement on the peace and harmony for development to be attained.

One of the founders of the Youth Vanguard, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Aiyelabegan urged the Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Peace Corps to abide with norms and traditions of the state and ensure that peace reigned at all times

Yekinni pledged to intensify efforts toward ensuring peaceful co-existence among the people in the state.  (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 29/10/2017 05:24:30 AM

 

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