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Peace Corps of Nigeria, Ogun State Command has joined other notable Nigerians and paramilitary agencies in celebrating the 2019 edition of the International Day of Peace with Peace Walk, tree planting and public lecture on the global theme “Climate Action for Peace”.
Led by the State Commandant, Patriot Olufemi Akinyemi, Officers of the Peace Corps of Nigeria joined the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in planted trees to support the ecosystem and to campaign against deforestation which is causing some of the climate change problems.
In his speech during the tree planting, the Commandant noted that peace can only be achieved if concrete action is taken to combat climate change which has been responsible for a certain percentage of forced migration.
The Commandant added that issues of Insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, cultism and armed robbery are serious problems confronting Nigeria and if proper attention is not given to the climate; then the country may end up adding additional problem to the existing ones.
“Environmental disasters are caused mostly due to violation of the law of nature or lack of response to the climate change and that may lead to serious problem for human security.
As we know, security has gone beyond procurement of ammunitions and weapons; it is not about physical warfare, but it’s about human security.
If attention is not paid to the climate change, the negative implications will affect Food Security, Health Security, Environmental Security, Economic Security, Personal Security, Political Security and even Community Security. The Commandant Stated.
Peace Corps officers, members of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice and officers of the Nigerian Security ans Civil Defence Corps also walked round major streets in Abeokuta, before joining other peace advicates for a commemorative lecture at Simeon Adebo Library, Kuto Abeokuta, Ogun State.
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