Genevieve, Omotola, others unite for peacenationwide


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Genevieve, Omotola, others unite for peacenationwide
Posted on: November 19, 2013, 06:32:52 AM
Abuja – More than 30 Nigerian celebrities from
Nollywood, sports and the entertainment industry
will soon undertake a nationwide tour to preach
peace and unity across the country. They said this would be part of their collective
effort at spreading the message of peace in the
minds of Nigerians, especially the youths on the
need to leave in peace. The group, operating under the aegis of Voice of
Change Foundation of Nigeria (VCFN), an NGO, the
celebrities comprise people like Emeka Ike,
Genevieve Nnaji, Coach Stephen Keshi, Celestine
Babayaro and Omotola Ekehinde. A statement issued on Sunday in Abuja and signed
by the group National Public Relations Officer, Mr
Steph Nora-Okere, said that this became necessary
due to the present challenges and threat to
peaceful coexistence. The statement said that the programme, which
would commence before the end of the year would
cover the six geopolitical zones, preaching the
message of peace and the need to leave together. “We decided to come together to preach the gospel
of peace as it has become more necessary now than
ever before. “Every great country has passed through its
moment of political, economic and religious
tensions and had survived. “The troubles our Nigeria is going through now
with ethnic violence, militancy, the unrest in the
North and the threat of disintegration, requires
that things be quickly put in their right
perspective. “As celebrities and stakeholders, we have a lot to
contribute to the peace building effort of
government at all levels. “This movement is not aligned to any party or
individuals but we are committed to bringing our
talents and leverage to help the country through
this difficult moment.’’ The statement said that the group would deploy
the abundance of talents in the areas of sports and
the entertainment industry for the good of the
country. (NAN)

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