By Dapo Akinrefon
THE National Association of Seadogs, NAS, also known as Pyrates Confraternity, has called for an end to racism and ethnocentrism.
The Cap’n of Hawkins Deck in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, Mr Shola Ajayi, made the call during a roundtable discourse to mark the 2022 International Day of Peace.
The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 and as part of the celebrations to mark the day, the association embarked on sensitisation walk along the Akowonjo Road axis of Egbeda to educate Nigerians on the significance of the day.
Ajayi noted that racism has continued to poison institutions, and social structures in the everyday life of society, stressing that there was a need to put an end to it through increased awareness.
He said: “It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality. And it continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. It destabilises societies, undermines democracies, erodes the legitimacy of governments, and the linkages between racism and gender inequality are unmistakable.
“It is an important time to increase awareness of this event, as much of the world still suffers from war and violence. The Global Peace Index, which is produced by Vision of Humanity, found that in 2016 the world is 2.4 per cent less peaceful than it was a year ago.