Rotary Club at Gwarimpa, Abuja, has advised young people in Nigeria to always seek peace irrespective of their ethnic or religious differences.
The international humanitarian organisation gave the advice during its peace-building efforts at secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Tagged ‘Rotary Joint Youth Peace Summit’, the campaign was held at Gwarimpa Estate Junior Secondary School.
It was jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Gwarimpa, Abuja, and the Rotary Club of Gwarimpa, Newage.
The body stated that the event was in line with one of the Rotary International’s areas of focus, including peace-building and conflict resolution.
According to the organisation, the gathering was aimed at inculcating good morals.
During the event, which was also attended by teachers and management staff of the school, the group also made presentations to the students, including granting scholarship to a few students in JSS3 for their term and examination fees through its President, Constance Okeke.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Assistant Governor/Assistant Zonal Coordinator, D915, Olajumoke Ekeinde, urged the young people to be purveyors of peace wherever they find themselves.
“You [are] supposed to react in a positive way. You are our peace ambassadors and you [are] supposed to take the lesson back to your schools, houses, churches and mosques and everywhere you go because we want to empower our young people’, she said.
In her comment, the Principal of the school, Zainab Hassan, noted that although the peace of the country is ‘being tampered with’, young people must make conscious efforts to be responsible at all times.
Source: This Day
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