Orphans and widows at the weekend rendered prayers unto God to touch the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari “so that he can assent to the Bill of the Nigerian Peace Corps as passed by the National Assembly.” Th e prayers were coming even as the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) donated some food items to the Adonai Orphanage Home and Widows Centre in Kaduna, as part of activities marking this year’s anniversary of United Nations International Day for Peace with the team Together For Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
Commandant-General of the Corps Dr. Chinedu Nneji, represented by his Assistant Commandant General (ACG), Simeon Okoro, appealed to Nigerians to allow peace to reign across the country, saying “God has brought the country together for a purpose.” “It’s unfortunate that some people fi nd themselves where they are not supposed to be, but since it has happened we all need to show them love and care,” he said. Manager of the Centre, Pastor Samuel Oyelowo, who prayed to God for President Buhari to assent into the Bill, noted that when the Corps “fully becomes operational, it will contribute in no small way to the much-needed love and harmony in the country.
” Speaking with Blueprint, Kaduna state commandant of the Corps, Victoria Markama, revealed that NUPEC recently launched operation live in peace in the state. “In Kaduna state we don’t have any problem because the state indigenes are happy with us because recently we launched operation live in peace in Kaduna and love your neighbours as yourself. With this, we were able to reach many people through our various communication means across the state with the messages of love to live together in peace, which the people really appreciated,” she said.