By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo State Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Patriot Lukman Adelowo Yekini has said the organisation core mandate is to ensure peace reigns supreme in Nigeria.
He disclosed this during a press briefing and launching of peace campaign in line with the Headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, the Peace Corps of Nigeria statutory core mandate is to develop, empower and provide gainful employment for the youths of the country in order to facilitate peace and volunteering community service towards nation building.
“Our main objective is to train, educate and reorientate the youths of the nation particularly, student who are future leaders of the country adding that they need to be good citizens to redirect their productive energy towards the socio-economic advancement of the nation.”
Patriot Yekini who observed that social vices such as drug abuse, cultism, examination malpractices among others are common among youths of nowadays said the cardinal focus and mandate of the Peace Corps of Nigeria is to clean up the mind of the youths to make them useful leaders of tomorrow.
“If the youths of today are not properly tutored and properly directed to be true leaders, our society will pay for it, and that’s what peace corps is all about.
“We want peace to be in our heart, home, state and everywhere, without peace, their will not be meaningful development in Nigeria and without peace good policies of government will be very difficult to implement.”
The Peace Corps commandant who informed newsmen that they are also preaching harmony and peaceful coexistence among the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, said this would help the nation live together and achieve national progress.
“We are advocating for peace for all in the country, let everyone put hands together to achieve peace and make Nigeria great.”