Dalung Urge Nigeria To Support FG In Tackling Hate Speech


The Minister of Youth and Sports  Development, Mr Solomon Dalung,  has called on Nigerians to continue to support the Federal government’s efforts in tackling  hate speeches, terrorism and corruption.

Dalung made the call  at the 2017 International Day of Peace organised by the Peace Corp of Nigeria, PCN, in Abuja with the theme “  Together For Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that International  Peace Day is commemorated on Sept. 21 as declared by the General Assembly of the United Nation  in 2001.

According to him, celebration of peace cannot be complete if the efforts of those who had worked relentlessly to promote peace is not appreciated.

“For the society to enjoy peace, the peace must flow within you to the outside and spread without limits. It is equally important to remind you that  we cannot live without peace.

“The need for peace is for all.

“ It is therefore  not only crucial but urgent. It is therefore expected that we all, especially young people,  should take it upon ourselves to do all at disposal to entrench peace in all we say , where we go and in all we do.

“I encourage every young person to be seen as a soldier of peace  to ensure peace globally. This is the sacrifice required from us all,’’ he said.

He commended  the   role of  PCN in  efforts toward  ensuring peace across the country.

Earlier, the National Commandant of PCN, Mr Dickson Akoh,  said addressing injustice in  whatever form or seeking  restructuring could not  be achieved through violence  and   hate speeches.

He, however, said peace could  be achieved based on the universal principles of dialogue and integrated negotiations.

“We should not just celebrate peace on this day alone but make it a ritual in our lives.

“It is in this regards that I wish to implore all Nigerians, particularly the youths, that we should realise that peace is one of humanity’s most precious needs.

“Lets us collectively promise on this occasion to make peace not just a priority but our daily passion.

“ If we do all these,  we will be consolidating on the gains and efforts of our security forces,’’ Akoh said.

He commended the efforts of security agencies  for their bravery in tackling insecurity, especially terrorism, kidnapping as well as  farmers and herdsmen clashes.