NGOs Advocate Constitutional Role For Traditional Rulers To Curb Insecurity

Participants at a one day workshop organised for traditional and religious leaders in Nasarawa State, have advocated for constitutional roles for traditional and religious leaders, to curb the growing wave of Insecurity in the country.

The workshop titled, ‘Community Dialogue With Traditional Rulers and Critical Stakeholder’, was organised by Actionaid Nigeria in conjunction with Beacon Youth Initiative and Global Peace Development, all of them Non governmental organizations-NGOs.

The workshop which brought participants from across the 13 local governments and 18 development area in the state, took place Nasarawa Luxury Hotel, along Shendam road, Lafia.

Earlier in a welcome address, Mr Ebruke Onajite Esike, who is the Executive Director of Global Peace Development, said the target of the community dialogue was to find ways of curbing the rising cases of Insecurity in the country through traditional and religious leaders.

He opined that traditional and religious leaders are closer and interfacing with their people on a daily basis, as he said they must carried along to ensure peace and security.

On their parts, CAN secretary in the state Rev Obed Musa and Imam Mohammed Ali, JNI secretary in Nasarawa State, both called the National Assembly, who is currently seating over constitution, to provide roles for traditional rulers in the country’s constitution.

Some participants at the workshop, Dr Zainab Ahmed, FOMWAN deputy coordinator for Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger States and Rev John Magaji Adoga, CAN chairman of Keana local government, both said traditional and religious leaders need to be given roles in peace building.

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