Following the deployment of military operation against some agitators in the country, the coordinating chaplain of the National Ecumenical Christian Centre, Rev. Peter Oluwakemi Ogunmuyiwa, has said that such move by the federal government was not the best option to bring about genuine peace across the country.
Ogunmuyiwa stated this yesterday at the Centre during a thanksgiving service organised by the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) as part of the activities to mark this year’s United National Peace day.
The cleric, who called for genuine dialogue against military option, said from the Biblical record peace was achieved through different means, stressing that dialogue remain the best option.
“Military action won’t bring about peace what will bring about peace is by bring together the elders and the young ones to dialogue whatever issue bothering them,” he said.
According to him, ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God, peace has become a difficult thing to get in the world, adding that the world “can only enjoy the peace through the Prince of Peace (Jesus).”
While saluting the courage of the Commandant-General of the corps for forging ahead, he said for achieving genuine peace in the country dialogue must play a prominent role.
“Today, in the Wisdom of the National Assembly and from the professional angle of the National Unity and Peace Corps, it has become important that we have Nigerian Peace Corps so that we have a new approach to achieve genuine peace in every party of the country.”
While giving a vote of thanks on behalf of his organisation, NUPEC’s Commandant-General, Dr. Chinnedu Nneji, assured that the peace expected of his Corps to bring about in the country “will surely come to be.”