The Bishop of Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Ajakaye has advocates change in attitude and systemic re-orientation by Nigerians to make the nation a peaceful abode for all and sundry.
Bishop Ajakaye gave the indication forum on Human Right project titled, “Strengthening Human Rights Awareness, and Increasing Alternative Dispute Resolution” organized by Justice Development and Peace Initiative, JDPI.
Bishop Ajakaye noted that Nigeria as a country was not the problem hindering growth but the negative attitudes and mindsets of citizens toward issues and emphasized the need for citizens to love their fellows, do things in a better way and demand accountability from their leaders to engender peaceful society which will in turn bring about development.
The Catholic bishop of said the Project is aimed at reshaping the society and make it free of abnormalities, saying it is necessary for all and sundry to
have Change of attitude from what is wrong to right.
The Bishop emphasised that there must be revolution of the mind to change the nation and the society for better.
The state Director of JDPI of Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Reverend Father Emanuel Akingbade explained that the organization was committed to creating a society that values justice and fundamental rights of its citizens.
He said justice Development and peace initiative is determined towards working out modernity and workable mechanism that would strengthen human rights and enhance a just and peaceful society as peaceful family.
Speakers at the Programme including Oloojebu of Oke-Ijebu-Ekiti, Oba Ezekiel Awe the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Akin Omole represented,state coordinator National human right commission,Mr.Abiodun Adigun,commissioner for youth and sports development Michael Awopetu representative of the commissioner for women Affairs Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade , representative of the Nigeria correctioner services as well as
representative of civil societies organisations, and FIDA.
They all acknowledged the JDPl initiative which they said it would go a long way at addressing some of the ills in the society.
Students of the St.Theresa’s catholic secondary school lkole Ekiti also displayed on the need for people to know their fundermental human rights and also to be allowed to exercise such.