Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo, Chairman, Interim Management Committee of the Edo Forum of Patriots and Chairman, Edo State chapter – South East & South South Professionals of Nigeria, has described the conferment of Justice of Peace on Engr. Dr. Osaro Odiase as a call for greater service to humanity.
Edokpolo made the remark while delivering an address entitled, “Service to God and humanity – man’s ultimate purpose of existence”, during the grand reception held to commemorate the conferment of Justice of Peace on Engr. Dr. Osaro Odiase in Benin City.
He said the status of a Justice of Peace epitomizes the place of an honorary jury in peace and conflict resolutions within one’s given sphere of influence.
Edokpolo explained that while growing up in Benin City, the tile of a Justice of Peace(JP) was only bestowed on persons of exceptional characters, men and women who have extraordinary flair for community development, excellent character molding, philanthropy, ingenious business acumen, and astute loyalty for enduring values of culture and heritage.
He stessed that somewhere along the line, the State’s award got a seeming notorious politicization to the chagrin of intelligentsias, adding that many of whom who shy away from the annual State ritual owing to the politicization.
Expressing gratitude for the title of Justice of Peace bestowed bestowed on Engr. Dr. Osaro Odiase, Edokpolo said,”I am pleased with your choice of honorary candidature for this special recognition, which again is a call for greater service to humanity.”