Fellow Nigerians and Dear Friends of Nigeria,
After twenty-nine years of foundational groundwork, Operation Peace of Mind (OPM), otherwise referred to as the Nigerian-American Center for Peace and Development, was founded in the year 2002, and is a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The organization is involved in crime prevention, and HIV/AIDS intervention and prevention initiatives in the U.S. and overseas.
OPM recognizes that Nigerians must take steps to unlock Nigeria’s possibilities. The organization’s programs primarily are intended to support agendas of governments, entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations for the ultimate benefit of our citizens. OPM is not a substitute for efforts and programs that rightfully must be undertaken by governments or the private sector. The organization will bring together millions of caring Nigerians and friends of Nigeria in a new movement to make our nation aplace where people from different ethnic groups, races, religions, backgrounds, and classes live inpeace, harmony, and acceptance of one another.
If our objectives and goals seem ambitious or optimistic, it is because we trust in the enduring capacity of our people and friends, and all those divinely guided. We implore you to find it in your heart to support and help the realization of these hopes for the promise of Nigeria’s future.
|Sunny S. Ugochukwu, Ph.D.