The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), desires to see peace and unity reign in all parts of the country.
Adesina said this when he received some Nollywood actors, members of the National Council for Women Society, and representatives of National Associations of Nigerian Students, as well as other stakeholders under the auspices of Ambassadors of Voice for Change in his office at the State House, Abuja.
“Mr. President is actuated by nothing else than peace and unity of the country, many times he has said that those of them that fought for the unity of Nigeria will not sit down with their eyes open and see the country dismembered in their presence.
“What Mr. President wants is peace, unity and whatever it takes for Nigeria to have peace, she will have it. I remembered I did a piece recently where I said for Nigeria, it is ‘Peace Dole’ (Peace by Force).
“The idea of this movement, Ambassadors of Voice for Change, is very good. I am sure it is God that inspired it.
“We know that there are lots of forces attempting to pull the country apart but if the country will stay together (and it will stay together), we need initiatives like this, we need voices like this, we need ambassadors like this,” he said.
The presidential aide added, “It is in our collective interest that Nigeria survives. Our collective interest is that our unity in diversity is maintained so that we remain together in peace and unity, and there is strength in unity.”
The spokesperson of Ambassadors of Voice of Change, Zack Orji said the group is ready to collaborate with the security agencies and Nigerians to ensure that there is peace and unity in the country.
“There is no way government is going to work alone without the cooperation of the people. This movement will cover the 36 States of the Federation; our aim is to engage roadshows, town hall meetings, rallies and all kinds of meetings to sensitise people so they can be on the same bandwagons as ourselves.”
The Ambassadors of Voice for Change is an organisation made up of actors, musicians, comedians, producers, directors, and filmmakers.
The representatives who were at the State House included Zack Orji, Ahmed Bala, John Okafor (Mr Ibu), Sani Denja, Saheed Balogun, Ben Kure, Gentle Jack, Benedict Johnson, Andy Chukwu and Chiege Alisigwe.