The Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has called for unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
She made this known while leading Ambassadors of Voice for Change on a road tour around Abuja’s major streets.
The minister, who was accompanied by members of her immediate family during the road show, emphasized that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable, regardless of differing viewpoints, tribes, or religions, and that it is the responsibility of every Nigerian to join the peace effort.
She further hinted that the peace campaign would be taken to all 36 states of the federation to speak the language of peace to other youths in big cities, and that Nigerian youths have resolved not to be used as weapons of mass destruction since the campaign began.
Her words; “Maybe we need to remind ourselves that though tribes and tongues may differ, in brotherhood we stand. No matter our divergent views, no matter our faith, gender, tribe, we must be able to tell ourselves that united we are stronger.
“I appeal to us all with a very strong voice that this road show is not fun fair. Tell your neighbours that from this moment the youths of this country are in one voice saying that we shall fight no more.
“It is your duty and mine to save our common patrimony. I have spoken to my own daughters to stand with me and they are all here to say united we are stronger”.
She, however , called on the youths to fight for the emancipation of Nigeria and for the country to regain its rightful place in committee of nations through the provisions of infrastructures, quality education, and service delivery to Nigerians.
Earlier, the Mandate Secretary FCT Social Development Secretariat, Hajia Hadiza Mohammed Kabir, commended the Ambassadors of Voice for Change for organizing the peace campaign, noting that the country needs peace more than ever before.
She pledged that the Social Development Secretariat would continue to support initiatives that would bring meaningful development to the society.
Popular Nollywood actors that joined in the road show include John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu, Zack Orji, Benedict Johnson, Saeed Balogun, Chiege Alisugwe , and a popular Afro Beat, Sir Shina Peter amongst others.