Stakeholders Meet to consolidate peaceful coexistence in Jema'a LGA.
Nigerians have been called to do everything possible to sustain and consolidate peaceful coexistence in their communities.
This called was made at a meeting held on Thursday at the palace of the Chief of Kaninkon in Jema'a local government when an NGO, Global Peace Foundation Nigeria met with 160 Representatives drawn from Faiths,youths, women and traditional groups in the area to come up with a 12-months strategic plans and activities on how to achieve sustainable peaceful coexistence.
Sheik Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, Co-Cordinator, Global Peace Foundation Nigeria in an opening address at the meeting said the meeting was aimed at consolidating on the previous Programs held in the area towards sensitising the community on peaceful coexistence.
He said the Organisation was determined towards ensuring that previous deliberations on the how to sustain peace were put to use.
The Clergy urged participants to be honest with one another when expressing their opinions on issues that posed as challenges to the earlier plans with the view to addressing them so that the aims would not be defeated.
On his part, Rev. Joseph Hayab, Co-Coordinator of the Foundation commended the turnout of participants at the meeting adding, "this demonstrated the zael and determination of the concerned communities towards ensuring lasting solution to our seemingly challenges".He reminded them that they are members of “One Family Under God”.
As members of one family we should learn to settle our misunderstanding as family without pulling down the house.
"The meeting would in the next 12-months intensify trainings for the participants on ways fashioned towards restoring peaceful coexistence within our bothers," he said.
Mr Usman Galadima, Youth leader of Kaninkon Chiefdom said youths in the area had leverage on the knowledge of the previous trainings organised by the Organisation to hold periodic meetings to galvanise suggestions from youths on ways to promote Peace in the area.
"We have also organised sports competition to further promote peaceful coexistence in the Chiefdom," he said.
Hajiya Hauwa Yakubu, the Women leader from Dangoma said women especially from the religious circle had been in cordial relationship and constant meetings with other members to foster peace in the Chiefdom.
Also, Jacob Joshua and Muhammad Liman both clergies from Kaninkon Chiefdom reiterated that religious leaders had been in constant meetings on the need to promote messages that would foster peaceful coexistence.
Mr Williams Gimba(Bakunin Kaninkon ) Representing His Royal Highness TUM Ninkyop Mallam Tanko Tete applauded the Organisers for the meeting describing it as timely saying it has brought about unity in the area but stressed the need for additional surveillance especially at farmlands to checkmate activities of herdsmen.
A cross-section of participants who spoke at the meeting maintained that header's/farmers clash repeat farmlands remained a herculean challenge to sustainable development in the area.