Chief Opral Benson the President of the African Refugees Foundation (AREF), has urged Nigerians to promote peace.
Benson, the Yeya Oge of Lagos, who decried the rising insecurity, called on leaders to curb it.
She spoke at the World Refugee Day organised by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Lagos yesterday.
Benson said: “Currently the issue of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has taken centre in our lives. Today, insecurity has extended tentacles nationwide, nowhere is safe. Our image as a nation is being demeaned at an alarming rate. If we stay aloof, it is at our peril. We can no longer afford to sleep with our two eyes closed.”
She explained that the foundation is working hard to complement the efforts of the government in terms of addressing issues of irregular migration and other refugee crisis.
Newly-inaugurated Board of Trustee members of the foundation including Ademola Oyinlola, Josephine Smith, Adebisi Kuforiji, Olugbenga Feyisitan, Margaret Ukegbu, promised to contribute to assist AREF to further accomplish its mission.
Wole Adeniran thanked appreciated Chief Benson for her support.
He urged members to put all hands on deck because “Rome was not built in a day”.
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