From: MAGNUS EZE, Abuja
Following the recent Senate passage of the National Peace Corps Bill, Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC), Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has said that the outfit, when eventually operational, would address the spate of agitations in the country, including farmers-herders’ clashes and insurgency.
Nneji, whose organisation is one of the legacy bodies forming the new outfit, while reacting to the passage of the bill, in Abuja, hinted that the NUPC had developed a detailed blueprint that would help in ending agitations and unifying the nation.
He said the organisation in deepening understanding and peace among Nigerians would discuss with all sections of the country.
He further boasted that the National Peace Corps would, within three months of receiving presidential assent, drastically curb all agitations in Nigeria.
“We already have our blueprint which we hope to give to the President or in the case of the Acting President, we can present it to him; it is something that we already have, but we will restrict ourselves to the contents of the law that has been passed in the National Assembly”.
Nneji pledged to support all existing government agencies to ensure total peace in the country, adding that arrangements had been made for the outfit to go into the various communities across the country to maintain total peace through dialogue, mediation and conflict resolution.
“Most of us in the Peace Corps are chartered mediators by profession, so every problem that has been bedevilling the country in the past which no other agency has been handling, we are hopeful that as soon as we start operation, you will notice a difference in the way people perceive Nigeria, in the way Nigerians perceive themselves and the way our country is being governed,” he said.