… as 15 join Anambra State Command of the chaplaincy
Anaku and Omor, two communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State that have been on war path for long have made gestures signalling possible return of peace in the agrarian communities.
At a recent meeting convened by the United Nigeria Chaplaincy (UNC), representatives of both communities had reasons to embrace one another, and exchange phone numbers.
Chaplain General of UNC, Barrister Chris Daniel, who disclosed this at Idemili North Local Government Headquarters Ogidi; during commissioning ceremony for 15 Cadets of the chaplaincy, said relevant stakeholders involved in the return of peace in the area would help come up with a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to ensure lasting peace, just as he announced plans to settle boundary dispute between Tivi and Rivers people, among others.
He called for total obedient of the new members to the UNC, as well as sincerity and fear of God at work to enable them serve the people better by assisting security agencies and helping to build peace anytime anywhere.
Contributing, a member of Board of Trustees of the United Nigeria Chaplaincy in charge of Administration, Chaplain Marshal Uzoma Nwandu, who noted that earlier efforts by security agencies and other stakeholders had failed, said it was the God of peace that entered through the UNC at the meeting and “subdued the wickedness of the enemy”.
Reminding that the UNC started in Anambra State, Nwandu urged the newly commissioned officers to make transparency their watchword, and not to shy away from their basic responsibilities, including peacekeeping and other humanitarian services.
He said that efforts are being made to get more of government support for the group, and called on security agencies to take actions to stop those using the name or related names of the group to defraud people and deny government and members of the society opportunities to benefit from their humanitarian services.
On his part, the Anambra State Commandant of the UNC, Chaplain Service Commander David Arinzechukwu, said the meeting convened for Anaku and Omor people will surely bring lasting peace in the area, and help Governor Chukwuma Soludo administration make Anambra liveable.
He reminded the Anaku and Omor people that no society develops in crisis situation, reason they should embrace peace.
Arinzechukwu charged the fifteen newly commissioned members to go into the field and help UNC make positive impact by working for the good of the society.
Earlier, the Assistant Commandant General of the UNC in charge of Training, Chaplain General James Obasi, and Finance Minister of the chaplaincy, Chaplain Marshal Jephthah Anyaoha, who noted that helping security agencies in their duties to the society is part of their responsibilities, called on the new members to join efforts in carrying out humanitarian services and building peace in crisis areas.
Some of the newly commissioned members, including Chaplain Hope Okpara and Chaplain Ebelechukwu Frederick-Victor, said they have been encouraged to embark on humanitarian services; as being championed by the UNC, and promised to be disciplined in the discharge of their duties.