A NIGERIAN organisation wants to change perceptions of its countrymen through an anti-crime campaign starting at the weekend.
The Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, a socio-cultural Igbo Nigerian group, will use a soccer match this weekend to launch its anti-drugs, rape and murder initiative. Also, the organisation wants to use this sporting event to build bridges and to forge a spirit of community.
Organising committee vice-president Smith Sunday said the group sought to add its voice to those of governmental and non-governmental organisations, socio-cultural formations and religious groups in Port Elizabeth in condemning crime.
"We have all been aware of the bad image created by some Nigerians in this country, especially in Port Elizabeth. Therefore, Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo has taken it upon itself to carry the campaign against the abuse of drugs to the door posts of all Nigerians, especially the Igbos in Port Elizabeth."
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