Press Statement

Peace, in all climes, remain a component ingredient that fosters development in states, nations and globe at large. No nation in the world flourishes in an atmosphere of chaos, rancour and insecurity of lives and property.

Against this backdrop, the President Vision Africa International and Co-Chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop, Dr. Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has bemoned the security threats in all parts of the country at a time Nigeria and the globe is battling to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

In a statement he personally signed on Thursday and issued to newsmen, the Methodist Bishop, said failure of leaders at various levels to take full responsibility of the deplorable cum porous security challenges in the country, has made the situation worse.

He decried that from the North, South-South, West down to the South-East, nowhere seems safe, stating that Nigeria cannot afford to lose all it has struggled to achieve over the years through security breaches that have become a daily occurrence in all parts of the country.

Bishop, Dr Onuoha who is also the Executive Director, Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), pointed out that peace has no alternative, urging the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government to, as a matter of urgency address the various security concerns in the country before it slides into anarchy.

He said the situation seems to have gotten out of hand especially now that the novel Coronavirus has hit the country so hard, noting that if the problem of insecurity was tackled head-long before the outbreak of the deadly virus, Nigeria would have been faced with a common problem of containment, stressing that the security challenges in the country coupled with the COVID-19, has further placed the country on a keg of gunpowder.

The Global Peace Award Winner, 2013, concluded by calling on government at all levels to take full responsibility of the various security threats in the country, reiterating that through this, they would instill a sense of security, hope, brighter future in the minds of the citizenry who are devastated by the level of insecurity witnessed in all parts of the country.

Signed:

Bishop, Dr. Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha (President Vision Africa International and Co-Chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace).

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