Nigerians have been advised to be more committed in countering violent extremism and foster social cohesion, as the country marks this years international day of peace.
National president of a faith based organization, Family Federation for world Peace and Unification, Reverend George Ogurie, who gave the advise in an interview with in Abuja, said dialogue was key to resolving conflicts.
He maintained that though there were diverse cultures and religion in the country, peace could still be achieved in families with positive use of faith values.
According to him, the organization was currently having a marriage seminar to bless seven hundred couples aimed at strengthening peace in homes.
“Families must be committed in ensuring peaceful coexistence in their homes, they should educate their children to live a moral life, again infidelity must not be mentioned among families”
“To commemorate this year’s world peace day, our organization has put together a two day marriage seminar in Benue, to conduct marriage blessing for seven hundred couples, this is to strengthen their union and ensure that peace reign in the society” he said
On the forth coming 2019 election, Reverend Ogurie urged youths to avoid being used as political thugs to disrupt the peace and unity of the country
“The youths should not make themselves available as instrument of destruction during election period as some politician would soon approach them, this is why it becomes necessary for Nigerians to develop love for the country, which is the only way to foster peace and development of our nation”
Reverend Ogurie called on political leaders to shun hate speeches during campaign.