The peace we enjoy so far is a manifestation of the effort of the government and we are here to consolidate on the government. Our visit today is at the instance of DREP center here in Jos, a non-profit profit making organisation, working to proactively respond to the incessant destruction of lives and property, the polarization of Christian and Muslim settlements in Jos and environs, the revenge mentality among youth and the gaps created by prejudice and ignorance of our respective religions.
We know that government have been working tirelessly to ensuring peace in Jos and the state at large, but we also know that government alone cannot bring the much-needed peace which requires our collaborative efforts as stakeholders and citizens of plateau state.
We request your excellence to send delegates from the government to be part of our meetings both quarterly and emergency.
DREP centre is working to sponsor a bill towards the sale, production and consumption of unconventional and illicit drugs and drinks to help curb the menace of drug abuse. We will appreciate it if this bill is given an executive backing to help it see the light of day. Similarly DREP centre is planning a peace education project. We provide and opportunity to promote dialogue and discussion on neutral grounds
Similarly DREP centre is planning a peace education project. We provide and opportunity to promote dialogue and discussion on neutral grounds. We appeal to the government to grant DREP centre state recognition as we are ready to work with the government to promote the sad incidence of violence.
Plateau state is a mini Nigeria. This is an indication from the diversity of leaders gathered here today. If peace does not work in Plateau then it will be difficult in Nigeria. We will pull our resources to ensure to encourage interpersonal relationship amongst the diverse ethnic groups on the Plateau.
We believe in collaborative efforts to peace-building as it guarantees lasting results.
We thank you for your commitment to the cause of peace. God help you provide purposeful leadership.