By Tony Adibe
The lawmaker representing Ahiazu Mbaise/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Rt Hon. Martins Emeka Chinedu has reassured of his continual support to volunteers who contribute positively to better the lot of Nigerians and indeed Nigeria.
The lawmaker gave the assurance while felicitating with his constituents and the rest of Nigerians as the world commemorated the International Volunteers Day.
NewsBits reports that the International Volunteers Day, which is set aside to celebrate volunteers and their good works to humanity world-wide on December 5th each year. The theme of this year’s International Volunteers Day 2022 is “Solidarity Through Volunteerism!”
Hon. Chinedu reminded the citizens that to ensure their common good, they needed each other, stressing: “We need each other, and that should be done from the position of trust, through volunteerism.”
Calling for a sustainable volunteerism, Hon Chinedu said that the act of volunteerism still remained a “panacea for democratic achievements.”
The lawmaker explained that the International Volunteers Day, which is celebrated annually on every December 5, was designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1985, as International Observers Day, to celebrate the “power and potentials of volunteerism.”
He further said that the Volunteers Day provided an opportunity for volunteers and volunteer organizations worldwide to continue to raise the much-needed awareness of the understanding of contributions they make in the society.
“That it is also used as a unique chance by volunteers to celebrate their efforts, values and works to the Society,” he said, adding that the act of volunteers “is found in all culture, religion, economy, social and political settings.”
The legislator further said the campaign for volunteers underscored the “power of collective humanity to drive positive change, through positive volunteerism.”
Hon Chinedu called for more volunteers in the democratic route to growth and development of the people, as working together can lead to finding a common solution to the chains of problems, bedevilling Nigeria.
He cautioned against people allowing selfishness or any other negative tendencies, to becloud their vision of true volunteerism, insisting that “the act of volunteerism is for everyone in the society, no matter how highly or lowly placed!”
He restated: “I will continue to support volunteers that make meaningful contributions for the betterment of my constituents and Nigerians in general.”