The District Head of Wakama in Nasarawa state, Mr Adams Makka-Nangba, has lauded the Nigerian Peace Corps for keying into programmes with direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
Makka-Nangba gave the commendation on Friday when the Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mr Joshua Bala, paid him courtesy visit in his palace, Wakama.
He said that the humanitarian services being rendered by the corps in the state had gone a long way in improving on the standard of living of the people.
The District head also commended the commandant for his dedication to his duties and being fair while discharging his duties and called on him to enhance his performance.
Makka-Nangba urged the commandant to continue to initiate policies and programmes that would promote peace in the state.
He described peace as a priceless thing, adding that it was a necessary requirement for the development of any society.
“No society or nation will achieve meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour and rancour, hence the need for all Nigerians to maintain peace and be their brother’s keepers,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, reports that apart from community and health services, the corps also rendered financial assistance to some students, orphans, patients.
It also paid fines for the released of over 11 inmates, undertook filling of potholes along major roads across the state among other humanitarian services.
Earlier, Bala said that the visit was to seek for Makka-Nangba’s royal advice and blessing.
He restated his commitment to continue to initiate people-oriented programmes that had direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
He called on the people of the state to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and live in peace, irrespective of political and other affiliations, to ensure peace and development.(NAN)