By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
The governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has called Tiv nation in the state to leave in peace within them and and their neighbours.
The governor made the call yesterday when the Tiv people in Nasarawa State paid him a solidarity visit at the Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall in the Goverment House, Lafia, yesterday.
The governor called on them to eschew bitterness and live in peace with their neighbours as acccording to him, “government has spent too much money to maintain peace instead of channeling the said money to develop the welbeing of people of the state.
He however expressed dissatisfaction at some reported cases where Tiv traditional domains were been supritended by non-Tiv people in the state.
“It will not make sense if a Non-Tiv is a traditional ruler in a Tiv traditional domain. It is even out of place for the Tiv people of the state to plead for traditional stools in the state.”
“We are coming up with programmes in agriculture, mining and in education for the development of Nasarawa State which only peace can guarantee,” he said.
Earlier, spokesman of Tiv community in the state, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, commended Governor Sule for restoring and sustaining peace in Nasarawa State which was a mirage in the past five years.
“Today, as a result of this relative peace, our people have resumed massive farming and can now sleep with their eyes closed without fear of attack and molestation,” Kucha maintained.