The Nigerian Female Youth Organisation, a non-governmental organisation has called on the federal government and wealthy Nigerians to show love to the vulnerable and less privileged in the society.
President of the group, Princess Mimi Peters, stated this on Wednesday when the NGO donated food items and sanitary items to the less privileged at Dogba settlement, Area 1, in Abuja, to commemorate the International Peace Day.
She said they decided to celebrate with the vulnerable in order to tell them that the society cares about their plights.
She said, “We are here to tell these people that they are not neglected; we are here to complement the efforts of government in taking care of the vulnerable. We also want to urge the government to do more. They have to wake up. We decided to come here because they are vulnerable; people can deceive them with little and molest them.”
She said lack of love is at the root of insecurity and other social vices bedeviling Nigeria.
“We are here today to celebrate International Peace Day with the less privileged. When you talk about International Peace Day, it is a day to celebrate peace, love and show kindness to fellow human beings. We have a lot of reasons to advocate for peace.
“When you have love, there will be no corruption, there will be social amenities, there will be everything that the citizens and country need. However, it is not so Nigeria. I must be frank; there is no love in this country and that is why we have corruption. Why would you take something that belongs to someone when you love that person?
“We are using this opportunity to challenge our leaders to show love. What you give is what you have. If you give love, you will have love; if you give peace you will have peace. It is garbage in garbage out.”No tags for this post.