The Plateau government is trying to maintain peace in state.
The Plateau State government has agreed to constitute a forum of all ethnic groups in the state to help consolidate the relative peace in the state.
The Special Adviser to Governor Jonah Jang on Peace Building, Timothy Parlong, disclosed this in an address at the 3rd Plateau Peace Architecture Dialogue held Thursday at the Conference Hall, Government House, Rayfield, Jos.
“The Plateau Peace Architecture Dialogue was designed to highlight key concepts of unity and love among citizens of the state, and with the objective to celebrate diversity of ethnic nationalities in the state. Plateau is host to all ethnic nationalities from across the country, and for all of them to live in peace with one another, there is need to foster cordial relationship among them. This is why the 3rd of this peace meeting has been enlarged to bring together all the leaders of ethnic nationalities in the state together. The next step is to form a Jos community leaders’ forum which is necessary for the consolidation of the prevailing peace,” Mr. Parlong said.
Forty leaders of the different ethnic groups in the state who attended the dialogue urged the state government to constitute a committee of ethnic nationals to help nip any impending crisis in the bud.
The country director of Search for Common Ground, a non-governmental organisation, Chom Bagu, said, “The light of peace is currently shining in Plateau state all efforts should be put in place to sustain the tempo. There is a universal renunciation of violence and plateau citizens should be at the forefront considering their sad experience of recent past.”
The dialogue was organised by the peace building unit of the governor’s office in conjunction with Search for Common Ground, a European Union funded organisation.