Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has proposed the abolition of ‘state of origin’ to be replace by the ‘state of residence’ in the country.
Melaye who was speaking during the unveiling ceremony of the 18th year anniversary Logo and Medal of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) stated that the abolition will enable any one to vie for any position in government, no matter which tribe, in the state of his or her residence.
The Senator while lamenting the fact that children in the country were taught from kindergatern to discriminate among tribes, proposes the review of the Nigerian educational curriculum to preach unity in diversity to the young ones.
Melaye who called on the youths of the country to have attitudinal change, and bring back the lost moral value in the country, also challenged them to maximise their potentials in their population and numbers for good to decide leaders that will rule them.
While commending the Peace Corps of Nigeria for its effort in promoting peace and building the Nigerian youths, he added that the bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerian Peace Corps have been passed in the House of Representatives and that the third reading of the bill in the senate will be slated soon.
Earlier during his welcome address, the National Commandant of the Corp, Dr Dickson Akoh who stated that the Organisation has passed through a lot of challenges, said that he had started the Organisation in a single room amidst scorn by many Nigerians who said his idea will not succeed in Nigeria.
Credit: The Torrent