Members of the Nigeria Justice of Peace (NJP) have been called upon to ensure that peace, anchored on justice, equity and fair-play is worked for and sustained in the country.
Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll made this call in his Alarere residence while hosting the members of the NJP led by Bishop Ezekiel Olukunle, the Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman and other national officers of the body.
During the visit when Oba Balogun was decorated as the Great Royal Ambassador Emeritus of the NJP, the monarch emphasized the importance of peace and justice in any society the agent of which he said the position confer on them.
Oba Balogun noted that the people that are made Justice of Peace are not mean people, but people of impeccable character, people of integrity and people that have fear of God, enjoining them to always be conscious of the confidence reposed in them.
“You are very important and crucial to the well-being of the society. To underscore that importance is the authentication of any document that carries your name and stamp which is tenable anywhere in the country without any iota of doubt. This is a very sacred duty and I urge that you hold and act it always”, Oba Balogun added.
Bishop Olukunle in his remark disclosed that the NJP noted the peaceful way Oba Balogun always attend to issues which he said gladdens his heart and those of top echelon of the group and said it was on that basis that they decided to decorate him with the title of Ambassador described as the highest rank in the group.
Lamenting the neglect being suffered in the hands of government, the NJP BOT Chairman said their roles as important as it is,are not being given the necessary support and recognition. He said, “we work hand in hand with the Police, we sign corona form, sign search warrants among other things we do, but, we are left on our own”.
Alongside the decoration of Olubadan as Great Royal Ambassador Emeritus, the Boat Chairman also presented the monarch with the constitution of the NJP as well as it rules and regulations with a charge that Olubadan would always be called upon to come to their aids any time the need arises.