26th April. 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Adamawa State Government has reiterated it's commitment in the fight against poverty, Religious Bigotry and Illiteracy in an attempt to achieved peace in the state.
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla who stated this when he received a delegation from United States Institute for Peace at the council chambers of the Government House Yola recently, explained that this was to check disharmony which hitherto characterised communities in the state.
The Governor was represented by Deputy Governor Engineer Martins Babale, he said after the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the Northern part of Adamawa State, there were suspicions among communities coupled with migrants from neighbouring countries and assured that Government has worked tirelessly to ensure peace and stability which paved the way for development in the state.
In his remarks, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh who doubles as the Chairman of Durable Solution of the state Executive Council said the Adamawa State Government is partnering with other agencies to create a coalition among more than anything as the state have more than Eighty -Seven Ethnic groups.
According to Ahmad Sajoh ,the Farmers / Herders Conflicts have been confirmed to the Riverine areas ,pointing out that the Government is working assiduously to change the narrative error to portray the social and economic issues.
The Information Commissioner also appealed to the United States Institute for Peace to assist in removing the state among danger zones following collective efforts to mitigate violent conflict in Adamawa State.
Speaking earlier, the President of the United States Institute for Peace, Nancy Liaborg said the delegation were in Adamawa State to Partner with the State Government in the Areas of Violent Conflicts.
Liaborg also explained that the Institute for Peace was established Forty -Five years ago by the United States Congress as an Institute to prevent damage resolve violence Conflicts, pointing out that currently the institute is working in Kaduna and Plateau states.
She also said that the institute has a long relationship with Nigerian Government and reiterated the commitment of the Institute to see areas of partnership with the Adamawa State Government in the Areas of Peace and Development.