Prof. Dickson Akoh, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, has recommended security organizations continue gathering and exchanging intelligence to eradicate the security issues facing the nation.
At a service of thanksgiving held on Sunday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Gwarinpa, Abuja, to commemorate the corps’ 24th anniversary, Akoh made the announcement.
To reduce security risks in the nation, he also advised the security services to take a proactive rather than a reactive approach.
The commandant also asked Nigerians to help security agencies in carrying out their duties and to be more concerned about their security.
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The recent attacks and kidnappings of Nigerian men of God and other citizens, he noted, were alarming and necessitated intense intelligence-gathering to stop the issue in its tracks.
According to Akoh, the organization’s principal goal is to see the Peace Corps Bill become a reality.
He said that the corps would contribute to efforts to bring about peace in localities all around the nation.
According to NAN, Peace Corps volunteers took advantage of the occasion to offer thanksgiving offerings in honor of the program’s 24th anniversary.
As instructed by the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible, Christians should always be on the lookout for opportunities to assist those in need, according to Rev. Fr Michael-Maria Nzume, the officiating priest at the Holy Cross Catholic Church.
The Reverend read from Luke Chapter 10: 32–42 and stated that a true neighbor was still someone who stepped in and helped those in need.
He emphasized that despite the good Samaritan’s urgency to complete his task; he took the time to assist the guy in need and left him with supplies to last until his return.