As the world celebrates the 2016 International Day for Peace, some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have commended the Plateau Government’s peace building process.
The commendation came through a joint statement in Jos on Wednesday by Mr Gad Shamaki of Nigerian Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP); and Mr Pwakim Jacob of State Conflict Management Alliance (SCMA).
Mr Lawal Wase of Community Peace Partnership (CPP) also signed the statement.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2016 International Day for Peace has the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace’’.
The organisations applauded the efforts of the state government in establishing the Bureau for Peace Building.
They said that this would further inform the world of government’s readiness to return the state to the path of peace.
The civil societies thanked the government for the support rendered to non-state actors in its bid to ensure peace was restored to the nooks and crannies of the state.
“We want to commend the Plateau Government for institutionalising peace in the state by establishing the Peace Building Bureau; an effort and policy that have further engendered peace in the state.
“Through the conscious effort of government and non-state actors, a lot of human and material resources have been invested to ensure the level of peace and stability the state is enjoying today.
“As peace architectures in Plateau, our work for peace have been made easy through the level of support enjoyed from government.
“Resolutions and suggestions at different fora on peace are always given express attention.
“So, it is worthy to mention that the partnership between the state and non-state actors in Plateau is a model that other trouble spots across the country should emulate,’’ the organisations said.
The organisations thanked the various security agencies in the state for the support rendered to civil societies in their bid to enthrone peaceful coexistence among residents of the state.
The civil societies pledged their readiness to cooperate with government and other relevant stakeholders to sustain the peace being enjoyed in the state. (NAN)