Peace ‘ll Return to Nigeria – Adesina

Adesina to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, has said that despite the difficult situation Nigerians are faced with, peace will return to the country. Adesina also said that enemies of the country that have made it impossible for peace to reign in different parts of the country, will at the long run be disgraced. Speaking when he received members of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ikoyi, and Orji Kalu Foundation, who came to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Tuesday, as part of a Peace Rally, Adesina stated: “For those working against peace in our country, I have news for them. They will never win.”  

According to him, “Those who rupture the peace in different parts of the country will not have the last laugh. The Presidential spokesman in a statement by the Deputy Director, State House Media Department, Abiodun Oladunjoye, Adesina said, “Nigeria will have peace, and if the evildoers don’t settle for peace, that peace will be attained without them. Whether they like it or not, peace will return to Nigeria, despite the difficult times we are passing through now.” He commended the peace marchers for their initiative, noting that the quest for peace was very dear to the heart of the President, “and no matter what the people say, we will get to that peaceful shore in this country. 

“Diversity should be a source of strength, rather than a centrifugal force.” He said ethnicity, religion, language, and political differences should not lead to animosities and shedding of innocent blood. Demian Igbokwe read a speech on behalf of Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, who was one of the brains behind the Peace Walk. Under the title ‘Peace is Possible in Nigeria,’ Kalu lamented that the country had over the years been in the grips of ethno-religious crises, agitations, hatred, distress, insecurity, disunity, violence, hardship and general failure. 

He said, “Peace is not just a word, it is an act. It is not enough to talk about peace, one must believe in it. And it is not enough to believe in it, one must act on it.” He contended that if peace would be possible in Nigeria, adding that, Nigerians must see themselves as brothers and sisters. He further added that there must be massive enlightenment on the values of peaceful co-existence and that everyone must be involved in security. Kalu advocated for synergy among the security agencies.  
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