The Ikeduru Diocesan Women Conference has called on Nigerians to always seek peace at all cost and to eschew violence.
In a communiqué after the conference held recently at the Cathedral Church of St. Mathew Atta, the women described peace as a rare commodity in the nation.
The conference which has as its themes, “Peace: a rare commodity, decried the administration of concoction and harmful substances into the eyes as fashion such as eye lashes and altering the natural eyes by inserting artificial lens which has long term adverse effect.
The women condemned the increasing insecurity and terrorism in the country which manifest in crimes such as kidnapping, raping of females of different ages, mass and mindless murder of innocent citizens. They called on the government to beef up security to the grass rot since these vandals come from somewhere.
The conference observed with dismay the high levels of divorce in the society which in turn exposes the children to suffer divorce in their own homes in future.
It commended the Federal Government on the idea of holding a National Sovereign Conference as a nation of engender peace and harmony. The body decried the strike actions by different sectors of working citizenry especially Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and appealed for the spirit of give and take to save the nation’s institutions.
The women of the Diocese of Ikeduru strongly condemn the practice of early child marriage with its attendant risks to the young girls especially during childbirth and therefore enjoined the parents to train their daughters to maturity before giving them to marriage.
They condemned the sacking of non-indigenous civil servants in Abia State which they stated breached the Fundamental Human Right and appealed to Imo State Government to absorb the affected staff to lesson their hardship.