2019: German based artist partners Kogi, police on peace campaign, youths skills acquisition
”Finger Off the Trigger’- Violence is Stoppable, Peace is Possible” initiated by a German based Nigeria Artist, Amb Chielo Ojirika is set to organise skills acquisition training programme for the youth in Kogi State.
Ojirika also known as `Chiboy the Black Courage’ said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.He said that the training which would be held for five days in Lokoja was part of the initiative’s ongoing nationwide security, peace and stability campaign ahead of 2019 elections.
“The general public need to be enlightened especially the youth on peaceful and violent free election.
“Thus the need for these basic skills that will positively engage them towards sustainable peace, growth and development, owning that a stabilised Nigeria is a stabilised Africa and by extension the world,” he said
He said the campaign was intended to benefit thousands of youths across the state.
According to him, the programme is lined up with professional facilitators cutting across security agencies as well as vocational trainers from within and outside the country.
“Participants will benefit from various skills acquisition and vocational training in selected areas including peace and conflict resolutions, website development, video and photography.
“Others are crime prevention and community security, music and film production, plaster of Paris (POP) and screeding, graphic design among others,” he said.
According to him, the campaign which is focused on security, peaceful focus coexistence, tolerance, patriotism also centers on attitudinal change, economic empowerment and good governance.
“It is in collaboration with Salute Nigeria Initiative, Dream Projects, Nigeria Police Force, National Orientation Agency, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Voice of Nigeria, and Innovative Edge Solutions with the support of the State House Abuja,” he said.
He said that as part of efforts to ensure the success of the campaign in the state, “Finger off the Trigger’’ was also partnering the police.
He said that the team led by himself, the National Coordinator alongside the Director of Program, Mr Ibrahim Ochigbo and other members team visited the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Mr Ali Janga.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police Kogi State Command in his remarks applauded the initiative citing the timely nature of the programme.
He quoted Janga as saying that said that the uniqueness of the program will go a long way in complimenting the Nigerian Police in its effort towards the security of life and properties.
The Commissioner said it would also help in the disarmament campaign of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.
He gave assurance that he commands would ensure the success of the program in the state.