THE WALK AGAINST SUICIDE HELD IN AKURE, ONDO STATE
The walk Against Suicide was organized by Supernatural gospel Crusaders Ministry, A faith based initiative with the mission to revive and bring about the unity among people, give hope to the hopeless and make the world a better place.
Our organization in collaboration with Howga and CyberOceans organized this Walk Against Suicide in order to mark the world suicide prevention day which September 10th. The short walk started from Adegbemile Cultural Center through Nepa roundabout to Arakale to Oja Oba through Oba Adesida road to First bank roundabout to CBN through Government house and ended at Reuben Fasoranti Park, Alagbaka in Akure.
Present at the walk were different Governmental and non- governmental organizations such as NDLEA officials, Ministry of Health officials, NYSC, NTA akure, Breeze FM Akure, and SGC TV. CyberOceans Media covered the events alongside other media houses that were present at the Walk.
SGC also made available placards with inscriptions, water and other equipment that aided the walk. The people on the streets were interviewed and gave various opinions on the causes of Suicide and possible ways to reduce the rate of Suicide. In our interview, A rider says the major cause of suicide is the government and expressed his displeasure with the present government. Some of the Marketers expressed how pleased they were with the Walk and commended the brains behind the Walk.
The rate of suicide in Africa especially in Nigeria is fast rising and there is a need to look into the causes. It was projected by an unknown source that by 2030, depression will become the secondly most occurring cause of death. And from the look of things, Africa is not prepared to combat this cause and we as an organization has decided to rise to this cause by using our voice and other means to reduce the rate of Suicide in our society.