Dr Chinedu Nneji, the Commandant General of National Unit and Peace Corps (NUPEC) has advised various agitation groups in the country to explore peaceful options in expressing their grievances.
He gave the advice at an occasion organised by NUPEC to commemorate 2017 UN International Day of Peace on Thursday in Abuja.
The event with the theme:”Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” was also to mark NUPEC’s 25th anniversary and passing out parade.
Nneji said that the challenges currently facing the country could be addressed through dialogue.
He added that “NUPEC is hereby calling on those interest groups who feel aggrieved to come out and let us reason together and help them get their differences addressed.
“We strongly feel it is better to ”jaw jaw than to war war.
“If after destruction of lives and properties in the name of war and the parties later come together for round table, why then do they have to fight with all the attendant destructions?.
“It is more reasonable to explore peaceful options in expressing one’s grievances because it portrays one as a matured mind.”
The commandant general urged the National Assembly to fast track the harmonisation and transmission of the passed Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Bill to the president for assent.
Highlight of the occasion include presentation of the Institute of National Security and Intelligence Service fellowship award on Nneji.