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Tackle Corruption, Poverty, Terrorism Head-on, Police Commission Urges Africa Leaders

By Eric Ojo, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has urged political leaders and heads of government in Africa to brace up to the challenge of addressing the manifold problems confronting the continent.

The Commission said time has come for Africa and its people to put an end to the blame game and fashion out ways and means of confronting its myriads of problems which include strife, corruption, poor leadership, terrorism and poverty.

The PSC noted that what should bother the African leaders and its people is what to do now to rescue the continent and its people from the harsh economic, social and political climate and the attendant spread of terrorism and strife.

The acting Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Emmanuel Ibe, gave the charge on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving an award of excellence as the 21st Century African Leadership ICON of Meritorious Service to Fatherland for his relentless commitment to nation building and strong advocacy for good governance from the Pan- African Students Congress, an association of African Students throughout the world.

Mr. Ibe observed that there was still time for all the nation states in the continent to get together and chart its course for a progressive and prosperous Africa.

“We should change our mentality and stop blaming the colonial masters for the underdevelopment of Africa”, he said

He thanked the Congress for finding him worthy of the award and promised not to disappoint or misplace their trust, adding that he will continue to partner with them in their crusade to better the lot of the African people.

He also pledged his support for the novel programme of the Pan-African Students Congress tagged, “From Arms struggle to Pen Struggle” as the student’s body takes a bold step in the search for solution to the conflict ravaged continent.

The National President of the Congress, Degboe Ayih, a Togolese and student of the University of Livingstonia, Malawi, had earlier presented the award to the acting Secretary and informed him of their decision to organize a seminar and sensitization programme for the “From Arms Struggle to Pen Struggle” campaign.

Ayih explained that the proposed sensitization seminar was aimed at re-direct the youths from violent to non violent struggles, adding that the  Congress will also launch an education sensitization campaign on “save education, save the future of the African Child” to sensitize the people on the importance of education.


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