By TERYIMA ANDREW-
Director General, Plateau Peace Building Agency Dr. Joshep Lengman, has said it has outline a week long programme to celebrate return of relative peace in the state.
The peace agency boss, Dr. Lengman made the disclosure Tuesday in Jos, during a press conference, as part of activities scheduled to mark “Plateau Day of Peace and Forgiveness” initiated late last year by the Plateau state government.
As part of activities to celebrate return of Peace, the Agency had last week visited over 60 communities that were earlier affected by series of civil unrest.
However, the Agency said it is set to tackle the menace of cultism and other youth restiveness that is gradually becoming a nightmare within Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Plateau peace agency was created four years ago by the governor Simon Lalong government, to help tackle increasing civil unrest.
The (DG) Plateau Peace Agency said the organization is appreciative of the relative peace being enjoyed in the State.
Speaking at the event, the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the State SGS, Prof Danladi Atu, said the programme of peace been designed by the Plateau Peace Agency was inline with the philosophy of Lalong administration in restoring permanent peace in the state.
The SGS noted that the governor Lalong APC led government in Plateau state is running an all inclusive government irrespective of political party, ethic, tribal and religious difference.
The Plateau state government’s remaind citizens that there can not be development in a society where there is no Peace.
Prof Atu then charged all Plateau citizens to be peaceful, and be Ambassadors wherever they live.
The week long event shall also mark international day of Peace, as it been Celebrated globally, every 21st September, since 1981.
There was an official unveiling of the logo for the International Day of Peace.
Some prominent Plateau Journalists, including a former council chairman Katpdaba Gobum identified to have been preaching peace in there programmes were declorated of “Ambassadors of Peace.” Award.
There is going to be an open air public discussion programme involving affected Communities and a Peace road walk show to mark the day, over a thousand (1000) people are expected to participate in the five day event.
Civil societies, Peace building stakeholders and Security operatives attended the unveiling of the peace logo.