Ogbeta.ng: Peace Corps Deploys Officers Ahead of Sallah Celebrations

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Peace Corps Deploys Officers Ahead of Sallah Celebrations

Peace Corps officers 

The Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) has deployed its personnel to mosques, Eid prayer grounds and flash pints in Nasarawa State ahead of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

Mr Bala Joshua, Commandant of the corps in the state, said this on Wednesday in Lafia while addressing 90 field officers from the 13 local government areas of the state. The personnel are undergoing a three-day routine training programme to prepare them for the task.

Joshua said the proactive strategy was to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration. He said that the corps embarked on this in the interest of national security, stability, peace and development.

“As you are all aware that this training is a routine exercise of all the field officers from the 13 local government areas of the state so that they can impact the same knowledge to officers in their respective duty posts.

“We have decided to train you for effective service delivery so as to ensure peace by assisting other security agencies in combating crime in the state and the country at large,” he said.

Joshua enjoined the officers to use the knowledge gained to fight crime in their respective local government and development areas of the state.

“We are collaborating with other security agencies to sensitise the people on the need for them to behave well, shun crime and other negative tendencies in order to have a hitch-free Sallah celebration,’’ said the commandant.

He also tasked them to maintain standards and adhere strictly to their professional ethics before, during and after the festive period. Joshua felicitated with the Muslim Ummah and wished them a peaceful and violent-free celebration.

“I want to call on the Muslim Ummah and Nigerians to see Sallah celebration as a way of transforming their faith with God and their brothers and to live according to the teaching of the Holy Qur’an which preaches peace, love and unity,” he said.

Besides, the commandant called on Nigerians, especially youths, to be law-abiding, respect constituted authorities and live in peace irrespective of their affiliation, adding that no meaningful development could be achieved in any society without peace.

Earlier, Mr Kakpo Ayen, Commander, Field Officers Training of the command, said that the officers had been trained in different areas especially drill parade and effective service delivery.


No comments :

Blog Widget by LinkWithin