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One of the prominent Egba Chiefs and a veteran journalist, Chief Lai Labode has confirmed that the role of Peace Corps of Nigeria in the society remains vital to national development, safety and security.
He made this known in Abeokuta on Friday, during the visit of the Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Ogun State, Patriot Olufemi Akinyemi to his office.
The Egba High Chief noted that the idea of social reorientation programme of the corps will go a long way in instilling morals in the minds of the youths.
He noted that no matter the level of education, when someone is morally bankrupt, the person has nothing and will be useless in the society.
He expressed his displeasure about the increasing nature of cultism among secondary school students, adding that some pupils of primary schools have been initiated but with efforts of organisations like Peace Corps of Nigeria, the situation will change.
“We are aware that Cultists are now in Primary and secondary schools and this is unfortunate, but the roles you are playing in that area cannot be overemphasized.
That is why I say, we fully support your philosophy, we support your projections into the future on how to help this country. It is our prayers that your mission becomes a reality”
On his part, the Commandant, Patriot Olufemi Akinyemi appreciated the support of the Egba High Chief and promised that officers of the corps will continue to render selfless service in support of their country.