A media advocacy organization requests Olu of Warri to convince youths to stop oil theft and damage
A media advocacy group called #Prayer&Support for Nigerian Armed Forces and Other Security Agencies# paid HRM Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri Kingdom, a courtesy visit at his palace in Warri, Delta State, today.
They urged the revered monarch to persuade the young people to join the campaign and to put an end to all types of vandalism, oil theft, and other activities that are detrimental to the development of
On behalf of the group, Mrs. Mary Abayomi Fatile, the convener, made a presentation.
Mrs. Fatile stated: “Your Royal Majesty, there is an urgent need to engage and mobilize Nigerians for special prayers and support for our brave soldiers and other security agents who sacrifice their lives in the defense of Nigeria as well as the struggle against the various forms of insecurity afflicting the nation.
The need to work with our security agencies by providing them with information that will enhance intelligence gathering toward eradicating all forms of enemies of peace and tranquility in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized, said Mrs. Fatile, who was flanked by other group members.
She said: “With the support of His Royal Majesty, we are optimistic that bringing this campaign to the Big Heart of the nation—Delta State—will achieve a successful outcome as experienced elsewhere. We have taken it to various communities, churches, mosques, and parks throughout Nigeria.
“To further this campaign, we will hold a two-day event in Lagos with the theme, “Security in Nigeria and Civilians Participation,” where Nigerians from all walks of life will receive the necessary information about the ministry's and other security agencies' enormous efforts to ensure that the reign of terror by enemies of the state is over, particularly as the 2023 general elections draw near.
“With your unwavering support, we are confident that we can alter the false impression that some members of the public have about the military and other security agencies who risk their lives to maintain a safe society for all, keeping in mind that we have no other country other than Nigeria to call home.
Feedback from our interactions is typically conveyed to the president and the heads of the relevant security agencies in order to forge a united front for achieving a safe haven for all.
“Once more, we make an appeal to the young people of this region for a broad-based commitment to achieving this agenda, particularly in light of the current state of insecurity, which has taken on a worrying and frightful dimension, keeping in mind that the military and other security agencies cannot combat it on their own.
As they spend sleepless nights and days in the bush and other war zones, uncertain as to whether the goodbyes they bade their families as they left their respective homes would turn out to be a final farewell, they need our prayers and tremendous support.
Security is everyone's concern, so this is a collective mandate. As we work together to fulfill this mandate, history will judge us favorably.
The Olu of Warri Kingdom, HRM Ogiame Atuwatse III, responded by saying that in addition to praying for their professionalism, the soldiers must also do so.
The monarch outlined how professionalism needed to be implemented throughout an organization.
He declared, “We need professionalism, an impartial patriotism free of ethnic coloration.”
In addition, he said that Nigerians would go above and beyond to assist the security personnel if they were sincere with one another, regardless of their size or training.