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Fintiri assents to Adamawa peace commission bill

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[files] Fintiri. Photo: TWITTER/IDOMIYA/GOVERNORAUF

In his efforts to end communal clashes in Adamawa State, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, has signed into law the bill to establish Adamawa State Peace and Conflict Resolution and Social Mobilisation Commission.

Speaking yesterday at a policy-level stakeholders’ meeting on strategies for entrenching peace building in Adamawa, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Bashiru Ahmad, said the meeting was very critical considering the various conflicts experienced in the North East region.

The summit was organised by the Centre for Peace and Security Studies (CPSS), Modibbo Adama University, Yola, in conjunction with United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

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“Adamawa, being one of the frontline states in the Boko Haram terrorism, had suffered in no small way because several lives and property were lost and infrastructure destroyed, particularly in the northern part of the state that borders Borno and Yobe states,” he stated.

The SSG pointed out that apart from Boko Haram, herders-farmers’ crisis in some parts of the state where several life and property were lost still remain a huge security problem to government.

He added that the meeting would help to fashion out solutions to end the menace.

The Vice Chancellor of MAU, Professor Liman Tukur, who was represented by the immediate past Director of CPSS, Gambo Matudi, said the meeting organised by the university was part of its contribution to nation building through peace initiatives.

He said the organisers of the meeting involved policy-makers to ensure that there were no hitches during the implementation of the solutions that would be fashioned out during the meeting.

The Director of CPSS, Dr. Jude Momodu, remarked that it was the responsibility of tertiary institutions to be peace-finders in the society for national growth.

He was optimistic that the present government in Adamawa would implement the resolutions at the meeting, as it had demonstrated commitment to entrench peace in the state.

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