Peacekeeping: JDPMC presents a toll-free telephone line to Osun NSCDC to sustain peace

As part of the laudable initiative to strengthen the security grid and sustain existing peaceful co-existence in Osun State, especially putting her on the security-crisis-free roadmap in Nigeria and the world, the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has presented a toll-free telephone line to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command.

The prominent and faith-based Organization presented the Device at the Biannual Stakeholders’ Dialogue Meeting on Peaceful Co-existence between Farmers and Herders in Osun State.

According to the General Coordinator of the JDPMC Osogbo, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi, the gesture was aimed to stimulate rapid response actions in the Command and enhance their security efforts so as to head off any civil unrest that might arise, particularly between Osun Farmers and Herders in the State.

Speaking further during the handing over of the Device, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi said that the partnership consideration of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command was borne out of the need assessment of capacity strengthening of the command and the fulfilment of the JDPMC’s vision-mission statement which aims at pragmatic action for Justice and Peace in every community more importantly to foster inter-ethnic tolerance and relations.

He, therefore, urged the command led by Commandant Sunday Agboola to justify the decision by being more proactive in the communal-clash mediation and intervention while appreciating them for their sacrificial efforts in the past in ensuring that Peaceful co-existence in Osun is sustained.

“You have been one of our highly valued partners in the State, especially in the area of Peace sustainability between Farmers and Pastoralists which had in no small measure been helpful to our vision as an Organization, if anyone asks why the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command, this is simply the reason,

Our ultimate goal is to strengthen and sustain peaceful co-existence among members of the communities irrespective of tribe, colour, age or gender, not only this but also to entrench sustainable agriculture through human capital development. It is our sincere hope that you will justify the confidence reposed in you by being more proactive in this peace business”. He concluded

Responding to the kind gesture, Commandant Sunday Agboola ably represented by the Head of Peace and Conflict Management Department, Mr.Paul Akinwolere commended and gave kudos to Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Osogbo for the laudable initiative he therefore reaffirmed the commitment and maximum cooperation of the Command to the JDPMC and good people of the State at large.

Also speaking on the development, the Chairman of Seriki-Fulani in Osun State, Alhaji Ibrahim Babatunde and the President of Sustainable Farmers Association (SUFA), Elder Adewumi Adelowotan expressed their optimism on the outcome the initiative would bring about, equally promised to collaborate more with one another to achieve sustainable peace in the State.

World Environment Day: JDPMC harps on recycling culture to save the Earth

A prominent, faith-based, not-for-profit and non-governmental Organization in Osun State known as Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has charged Nigerians especially end users of plastic materials in the country to imbibe the culture of recycling in their day to day activity in order to save the environment from further degradation.

This charge was made known in a statement released by the organisation through the Department of the Rural Development Programmes which was aimed to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day.

According to the statement “the Planet Earth is experiencing the gravest threat to life as an estimated 19-23 tons of unrecycled plastics yearly, end up in lakes, rivers and seas and this in turn find their way to the food we eat, water we drink and even the air we breathe, posing a serious threat to human and animal health. In response to this, the Rural Development Programme of the JDPMC supports and joins the campaign on plastic recycling so as to beat plastic pollution and restore the ecosystem for the benefit of all.

The Organization also urged the relevant stakeholders in the business of environmental safety and climate change solutions to renew their efforts and approaches so as to put an end to environmental degradation while expressing her readiness for a partnership towards the mission.