summer950x130.jpg
Published On: Wed, Dec 12th, 2012

Press Release: NOA Peace Forum Wants Traditional Institutions As Part of National Security System


DOWNLOAD THE 247UREPORTS MOBILE APP

Now Available On:

247ureports Android Mobile Application 247ureports Apple Mobile Application

The two-day National Forum on Security Challenges and Peace Building in Nigeria Organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Katsina State has ended with a call for traditional institutions to be constitutionally recognized and empowered to paly ore active roles in organizing communities for more efficient security network across the nation..

The forum which attracted a cream of traditional rulers from across the country also had the representation of the Governments of Zamfara and Sokoto States as well as the Inspector General of Police. Also present were Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen in Katsina State.

In his address at the forum, the Director General of NOA, Mr. Mike Omeri said the forum became necessary to foster cross cultural harmony among the traditional rulers in Nigeria; support communities, leaders and network of organization in promoting dialogue and pluralism in the nation; identify families that have members from different faiths an promote their examples; among others.

“Our citizens must constantly bear in mind and embrace the spirit of acceptance and accommodation of the divergent views. We must act with patriotism and refrain from making acerbic, emotional and inciting comments on sensitive political, religious and cultural issues; which often evoke emotions, anger and generate violent reactions. All Nigeria patriots must close ranks and save our society by embracing the values of peace, dialogue, patience and tolerance of one’s culture, custom, ethics and religion”, he said.

Governor Shehu Shema of Katsina urged Nigerians to work together in building peace in the nation. Representing Governor Shema, the Katsina State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Gide Batagarawa said the State Government, as a measure of ensuring peace and equity in the State, does not regard non-indigenes as non-indigenes but as “indigenous Nigerians living in in Katsina”. He said this had guaranteed justice and equity in the State which, according to him, were prerequisites for peace and urged other States to follow the Katsina example.

Speaking on “The Role of Religious Leaders and Traditional Rulers in the Quest for National Security and Peace”, the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu expressed dismay that traditional institutions were not integrated into the various security committees at the Federal, State and Local Government levels. This inclusion added to a constitutional role for traditional rulers, he observed, was expedient as traditional rulers know everyone resident in their domains and no activities can be carried out within the community without their knowledge, making it easy to supervise community policing.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Magaji reminded Nigerians of their constitutional responsibility to always remain security conscious in order to assist the police. He specifically charged landlords and property owners to exercise extra caution in determining who they rent their properties to in order to avoid habouring criminals rather than exposing them to security agencies.

Present at the peace forum were the Governor of Sokoto State, represented by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Alh. Nasir Bako; Governor of Zamfara State, represented by the State’s Commissioner for Commerce, Hassan Zule; the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, represented by the Kauran Katsina, Alh. Nuhu Adbulkadir; the Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Ustaz Abubakar Mohammed; members of both the Muslim and Christian Community; and Local Government Chairmen of Katsina State.

Paul Odenyi

Chief Press Secretary

 

About the Author

Displaying 5 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. sleheadillazy says:

    They are satisfactory for most people, methods to pick a long-term, quite important thing, their affordable Conservative Burch shoes. You can go in a special coffee shop and choose among the extreme variety of coffee blends or just order coffee blends onlinebeing comfortably on your sofa. gucci outlet online You can browse through the bags on any of these websites, and avail great offers. Presence of Sheepskin fleece keeps the feet completely dry by keeping away the moisture and making the feet feel very comfortable. nfl jerseys cheap Thankfully, they are now reaffirming that connection in more ways than one with supremely positive results. Keep this in mind when you need to purchase your next pair of genuine UGG boots. uggs boots clearance Within the “obstructing”, the great support in the area prohibit pig farms closed and demolition work. I’d buy Wealthy Affiliate University only for the forums alone. cheap ugg boots for women com, in the end provides the standard product, for example China Mitsubishi Starter Motors , Honda Starter Motors, Ford Starter Motors,and much more. Smaller Businesses inside a number jade energetic to appear, your where you live now, money of numerous “beInch this effectively-used groups exist harrassing about jade. cheap ghd Take 2 tsp of baking powder and 2 tsp of corn flour mixed together and sprinkle them inside the boot and shake the dust around the bottom. It’s worth noting that these are seasonal shoes, so don’t expect to find them in summer. ghd straighteners Opium for Men by Yves Saint Laurent is one of the finest daytime discount fragrances available. exquisite materials and quality embellishments.
    redecorates replial crisscrossing terminated
    sangu preresembled contraries reendorsing

  2. Karlolverrurn says:

    ZrnzMGCN [url=http://www.ubinautica.it/cm/it/Woolrich-Outlet.asp]Woolrich Outlet[/url]
    ybixZHHsm http://www.carlotortora.it/public/Woolrich.asp
    gpfreietqo [url=http://www.corsilingue.va.it/cgi-bin/woolrichparka.asp]Woolrich Outlet[/url]
    FUDzPrhjt auyiiq [url=http://www.corsilingue.va.it/cgi-bin/woolrichparka.asp]Woolrich Spaccio[/url]
    LufOSNMHnpo OjslKEWB [url=http://www.dirclago.it/public/Woolrich.asp]Woolrich Bologna[/url]
    webwFVHsz VcegHGIM [url=http://www.carlotortora.it/public/Woolrich.asp#r8x0]Woolrich[/url]
    gkanCCTvr

  3. ProorDumn says:

    To attain something enjoyable just to walk on for the design of comfort for site visitors is really a major element that’s not only visual. See photos carefully and ask questions. ugg boot sale The most crucial factor is to possess a capital to utilize, lots of persistence and understanding about alexandrite rings. Heading backwards from loudspeakers, wel cover amps just a little.

  4. playpecrelt says:

    Such as the newer Nuvi products, the Garmin Nuvi 880 has got the “Where am I?” feature, which provides the coordinates of the location, the closest address, and intersection. I believe that a beautiful Gucci bags will give you great charm and make you a fashion icon. louis vuitton online outlet With the strategy and his advocacy, the Adidas became the first company who was providing the brilliant athletes with free sneakers and the first company who was providing the sneakers, socks for sports teams under contract. This shampoo is specifically designed in the mixture of fresh and positively fine herbal elements which may be demonstrated useful in stopping hair thinning.

  5. meminhaph says:

    this is a test post, new to the forum. welcome me.

Polls

Was Ekiti Guber Rigged?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

SUBSCRIBE