Thursday, September 29, 2022

Anambra LG Commissioner Reveals How Govt Will Resolve Different Communal Crises In The State


Anambra state government says it will employ dialogue as the mechanism in resolving numerous communal crises in the state.

The Commissioner for Local Governments, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr Tony Nwabunwanne disclosed this when delegates of United Nations Peace and Positive Living Awareness Centre, UN-PEPOLAC, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Government House, Awka.

Commissioner Nwabunwanne who observed that majority of crises that prevail in communities in the state were caused by the inability of previous governments to give members of the communities listening ear, said that the present government of Professor Chukwuma Soludo values the opinion of every citizen of the state and does not joke with dialogue as the major tool for conflict resolution.

Mr Nwabunwanne noted that the present administration holds rule of law in high reverence, and will make residents of the state, irrespective of their status, to obey the law as a means for the enthronement of peace and tranquility across the state.

Mr Nwabunwanne assured that the state government through the ministry of Local Governments, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs will partner UN-PEPOLAC in terms of conflict resolution in its quest of restoring peace in all parts of the state.

Speaking earlier, the UN-PEPOLAC International Coordinator for Nigeria, Right Reverend Dr Ozioma Ozoemena while explaining that the organization which was established in 2008 is committed to promoting the United Nations sustainable development goals and UNESCO culture of peace project and positive living, noted that for there to be effective and sustainable development and progress in any society, there must be existence of peace.

Describing the state Ministry of Local Governments, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs as the heart of the government as it has direct link with the people an communities, expressed hope that the state government will through the ministry achieve relative peace across the state.

In a vote of thanks, the Traditional Ruler of Ifitedunu, Igwe Chukwuemaka Ilouno thanked the commissioner for the warm reception accorded them during the visit, and prayed that he will use his new position to achieve a lot for the state especially as it concerns restoration of peace in communities in the state.

During the visit, the group took time to pray for the Commissioner, Anambra state, Nigeria, and the world in general.

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