BY HUSSAINI HAMMANGABDO, Yola –
The European Union, under the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa is to expend £21million on training of institutions and actors on management of early warning crisis in Adamawa State.
Prof Muhammad Tabi’u, of the British Council, said over 4, 070 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from the four year programme in the state.
He said the programme is to enhance the capability of institutions and actors on how to manage conflicts and at its early stage.
“The programme will provide technical assistance to government officials, community leaders, religious leaders, youth and women associations and civil society organisations for effective early conflict management.
“It would provide financial assistance to governmental and NGOs for mediation and reconciliation, prevention and management of conflicts.”
Responding, Ahmad Sajoh, commissioner of Information and Strategy, said the dialogue was organised for stakeholders to adopted proactive community conflict management policies for the state.
Sajoh, said the programme in conjunction with European Union (EU) and British Council is to fashion out road map for conflict resolutions involving stakeholders in the state.
He urged participants to produce meaningful document that would aid government in addressing lingering crisis in all factor human endeavours.
Earlier in his speech at the Forum, deputy governor, Engineer Martins Babale, expressed appreciation to the partners for picking Adamawa as a pilot state for the scheme.
Babale, said the state has experienced conflict and violence situations recently where many lives were lost noting that breach of peace remains unacceptable to the present government in the state.
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