In his determination to fulfill and surpass the high hopes placed on his shoulder by expectant citizens of Nasarawa State, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule has proclaimed that “He will make Nasarawa State a model and worthy example for Peacebuilding in Nigeria!”
The Governor revealed his lofty vision to make Nasarawa State a cradle of peaceful coexistence at THE 1ST COLLOQUIUM organized by SULTAN MACCIDO INSTITUTE FOR PEACE, LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
STUDIES at the University of Abuja.
His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A.Sule who was Keynote Speaker at the colloquium spoke on the theme; “ RENEWED EFFORTS TO CURB INSURGENCY AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA”, wherein he reminded the
gathering of students and academics that Nasarawa State is uniquely positioned in the North Central region of Nigeria where it is flanked by 4 states which have for ages continued to face perennial security challenges
The Governor noted that Kogi State has for years continued to contain the Igbira-Bassa crisis , while Benue is constantly pulled to the brink by Farmer-Herders clashes and Taraba is often embroiled in recurring clashes
between the Tiv and Jukun.
Further, Engineer Sule pointed that peace in Plateau State is intermittently threatened by Indigene- Settler crises, just as Kaduna State grapples feverishly to nip violent clashes between Kaduna South and North!
Governor Abdullahi A. Sule therefore surmised that in the face of multifarous crises which erupt from our neighboring states, Nasarawa State has had to adopt a constructive and enlightened approach towards understanding every shade of conflict and how to tackle their root causes .
His Excellency , Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule concluded that in spite of the enormous resources which Nasarawa State has expended in providing refuge, shelter and support to refugees fleeing crises within the North Central region; his administration is “COMMITTED TO TAKE PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL ” and that the public should watch out , because he will soon launch “the most comprehensive and pragmatic program of peace - building ever initiated by any state government in Nigeria, where people who believe in peace will no longer chant peace slogans alone , but will take ownership of protecting peace and living in peace with all citizens no matter their tribe, religion or political affiliation.
Director General: Strategic Communication & Press Affairs
To HE Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State