By Beauty John, LAFIA
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state said his administration is set to establish the state Peace Building Agency, which will be repository for the kind of support that the government needs in times of conflict.
Governor Sule disclosed this at the sensitisation workshop on Early Warning and Early Response on Peace and Security in Nasarawa state, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lafia, the state Capital.
Sule, represented by his Special Adviser on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and Development partner, Munirat Abdullahi, explained that the sensitisation workshop was put together by the state government and UNDP, designed to equip the security agencies on early warning and response strategies.
“The several components of the project include a proposed Peace Building Agency in Nasarawa State that would harness and consolidate the knowledge gathered through engagements with the traditional institutions, civil society, Local, State and Federal Governments as well as our International Partners.
“We are assured that with all of the programmes that we have laid out, the processes involved in ensuring that early warning and early response will stem such conflicts before they even erupt,” she stated.
Munirat, while calling on the security agencies to be proactive on issues constituting threat to lives, said the workshop drew participants from the various security organizations in the state.
One of the participants, Hon Adamu Adi Giza, Chairman of Keana local government area commended the state government for the initiative and quick response to security matters.
“Being the Chief executive, when we were confronted with problem in my local government, I quickly drew the attention of the governor and what needed to be done was to provide security immediately.
According to him, the governor’s apt response by providing adequate security has aided in subsiding crisis in Keana local government.