A programme tagged, “I am a Nigerian” has been launched by Project One to tackle illegal migration and political violence among the youth in the country.
The Coordinator of “Project One” Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju who launched the programme in Abuja urged Nigerian youths to shun all forms of violence, particularly political violence and work together to promote unity and restore the glory of Nigeria.
She said Project One would focus on political education of Nigerian youths to teach them to shun violence and unite despite differences.
Lamenting that Nigerians are being discriminated against and negatively perceived across the world, she urged youths to look beyond the challenges and shun illegal migration, embrace patriotism and work together to change the narrative .
“We must remain loyal, to see that nation regain its place as the giant of Africa, let’s portray what it means to be a Nigerian, be a brand ambassador, portray your identity, work together to make a difference and bee seen as a source of pride and confidence.
“When travelling, once your green passport is sighted, you are discriminated against. Like, if any other person is searched for two minutes, if you are a Nigerian, you are searched for four minutes. So, back then I had this mindset that if I’m going to any country outside Nigeria, I won’t wait for you to see my green passport before you’ll know that I’m a Nigerian, so I always travel with my green and white muffler, so, from a distance you can sight that a Nigerian is on this row and just be prepared,” she said.
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