By KELECHI OGUNLEYE
ABUJA- Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has called on citizens to embrace and promote peace to enhance growth of the nation.
Audi, speaking on the World Peace Day, said that the day should be celebrated with the aim of strengthening the ideals of peace globally.
He said that Nigeria could only progress socially, politically and economically when citizens and its leaders exhibit peaceful conducts, unity and justice.
He frowned at negative vices that could be detrimental to the stability and growth of the nation.
He also warned citizens against getting involved in criminal acts such as willful destruction of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, ethnic agitations, religious bigotry, banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and activities that promotes insecurity in the country.
Audi said that all efforts by the Corps and other security agencies to enforce law and order would amount to nothing if the public failed to imbibe peaceful conducts.
He advised citizens on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve various disputes emanating from daily activities and interactions.
He further called on Nigerians to approach the Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit of the Corps in all its formations nationwide to help resolve crisis and conflicts through the ADR.(NAN)