Nigerians have been urged to demonstrate their humanity by assisting the needy, the weak, the aged, the sick, the motherless and the vulnerable in the society.
The President Nigerian Red Cross Society, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, (OON), made the call in his message to mark this year’s World Red Cross Day last Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
The president who is also the Governor of Imo State, recalled the theme of this year’s celebration – “Youths on the move” – and urged youths to “join the Red Cross Movement” and to “embrace peace and non-violence as a way of life and the way to go”.
The message read, “though we live in a society that is almost apprehensive of what tomorrow will bring forth as a result of the high level of insecurity in our land occasioned by the activities of a group of people who are hell-bent on unleashing terror on the people in the name of religions extremism, we must encourage our people especially our youths to non-violence as a way of life and the way to go”.
The message commiserated with the families who have lost beloved ones through acts of terrorism especially in the northern part of the country and urged Nigerians as a people with common destiny to bring help to all those who suffer any form of disaster whether natural or man-made.