The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) in collaboration with Action Aid Nigeria, Lagos State Mediation Centre, an agency under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice is embarking on a walk, tagged, #WAS (Walk Against Suicide) in an attempt to bring attention to the growing number of suicides across the country.
This was disclosed by the President of the
Association, Mr Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) during a press conference held
in Lagos during the week
According to the Association, the prevailing socio-economic situation in Nigeria over the
years has brought some level of frustration to the people .This could be as a
result of the collapse of the communal
extended family structures which Nigerians have been noted for over the decades
as well as the dwindling economic situation in the country.
Instances of abuses, poverty, relationships gone
soar and academic frustration have also been identified as some of the factors
leading to suicides in recent times.
The Association is of the opinion that religious
leaders as well as those in government circles have shift from their
responsibilities to the people in this regard. Some of the victims believed
they had no other option than to terminate their lives.
The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria
(GPBN) advocates that immediate attention should be drawn towards this
The Objectives of the Walk which holds on Tuesday,
25th June 2019 in Lagos include;
Bring attention of Government to the rising cases
Create awareness that Suicide is not the best
option to any problem.
Give hopes to those in need
Bring back the communal life for which Nigerians
are not for.
Create an avenue for counseling for those under
The convoy will march from Ikeja Bus-Stop and
terminate at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja, starting from 8am.