From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv, His Eminence Prof. James Ayatse has expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would give assent to the Peace Corps of Nigeria Bill passed into law by the National Assembly.
He believed that the law seeks to address a “striking problem”, peace.
The Tor Tiv indicated this when he received the National Commandant of the corps, Ambassador Dickson Akoh in his Palace in Gboko, the administrative headquarters of Tiv Kingdom.
The Commandant was at the Palace on a visit to celebrate and congratulate the monarch on his ascension to the position of the most powerful Tivman world wide.
The Tor Tiv reminded Akoh that any noble venture encounters opposition and assured that he would not resign his support until the law receives the president’s assent.
Professor Ayatse said he places high premium on peace and that is why as an ambassador of peace, he has visited his counterpart from Idoma Kingdom to discuss on issues of peace in Benue State for “peace is all that we need.”
He appreciated the Peace Corps Commandant for the visit and blessed him to keep faith in serving the country and meaningfully engaging the youth for peace in the country.
Akoh, had earlier intimated the monarch that his outfit is not out to compete with the country’s already existent security apparatus but to contribute their quota for the sake of peace in Nigeria.
He also thanked the Tor Tiv for his support and encouragement in the push for the statutory establishment of the corps.
While praying for the monarch to live long, Ambassador Akoh was optimistic that given the background of the erstwhile two times Vice Chancellor, he will surpass the achievements of his predecessors.