Nasarawa State command of Peace Corp of Nigeria said it has become imperative to seek the support of the traditional rulers in order to boost its activities in the state.
The state commander of the Corp , Commander Bala Joshua made this statement on Wednesday at the palace of the paramount ruler of Lafia and the chairman, Nasarawa State council of chiefs, Alhaji Dr Mustapha Isa Agwai 1, during a courtesy call on the emir to condole with him over the death of his wife earlier this year.
He said the support of the traditional institutions in the operations of any organisation cannot be over looked and that for a security outfit as the peace corps, the only means at which it will operate in the community for a result-oriented programmes, it most seek to be in synergy with all traditional rulers.
According to him the role played by the Emir of Lafia that has given the corps the leverage in its smooth operation will remain commendable, as it has helped in no small measure to encourage the organization despite its huge challenges.
Commander Bala added that “we are here to condole with you over the loss of a dear mother to us, your wife who died earlier this year and to also seek your support as the paramount ruler of Lafia, for the smooth operations in our activities. We also know that without your ascent and involvement in our operations we cannot offer the needed services, as most of our activities have to do with communities,” he said.
Responding, the Emir of Lafia Dr Isa Agwai 1, commended the commander and members of his entourage, for the good works the corps is doing in the state, and assured them that the law establishing of the peace corp as a government recognized agency will soon be signed into law by the President.
Dr Isa Agwai1 cautioned them against acts that could make the public look at the peace corp with disdain as they go about their activities.