Plateau state youth council (PYC), Jos north chapter have taken precautionary measures with peace related non governmental organizations, Jos stakeholder Center for Peace” a multi stakeholder platform of “Search for Common Ground and Center for humanitarian dialogue (HD), to end the protracted civil unrest in the state; which have claimed several lives.
PYC state chairman Dr. Jemchang Fabong and his Jos north chapter chairman Barrister John Chris while admonishing the youth to live in peace, at a dialogue meeting Thursday in Jos, said the event is timely, considering raising cases of youth restiveness, who do barricade major routes and kill innocent people during unrest.
According to the youth leaders, who spoke separately, said such hooliganism actions by some youth in the state do cause further mayhem leading to multiple deaths of innocent passerby, including survivals.
Dr. Fabong appealed to the youth to be ambassadors of and advocate of peace and harmony wherever they live.
The Jos north chairman of (PYC), Barrister John Chris call participants to bear their minds on issues that could bring lasting peace in the state.
The one day dialogue session in Jos north was meant for youth leaders of various associations irrespective of religion and ethnic affiliation living within Jos north local government area.
In a remark, the transition council chairman of Jos north local government area Hon Philip Nyam, appreciated efforts by the leadership of Plateau youth council in maintaining peace in the state.
The council boss solicited for the collaboration of all stakeholders to end prevailing civil unrest in Plateau state, particularly in Jos north, which host Plateau state capital.
Speaking in an address, project associate centre for humanitarian dialogue (HD) Mrs Olufemi Eluson who represented her organization frown at youth restiveness, she said such acts have hinder meaningful development.
The representative of centre for Humanitarian Dialougue said (HD) is working in 25 countries of the world, and has been in Nigeria since 2013, presently mitigating for peace in Kaduna, Plateau Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states.
She also said (HD) have been engaging various stakeholders in the peace process, as a means of ensuring an enduring peace.
The (HD) project associate warned youth against nepotism, tribalism and being fanatical in religious affairs that could ignite fresh crisis.
All speakers at the dialogue session including Director General Plateau peace building Dr. Joseph Lengman, who spoke through a member of the agency Elkana Izang, urge the youth to disabuse their minds on vengeance after attacks, no matter the level of provocation.
The youth dialogue session was held at Jos north local government Secretariat in Jos, Plateau state.
The event was organized by PYC in conjunction with “Jos stakeholder Center for Peace” a multi stakeholder platform of “Search for Common Ground and Center for humanitarian dialogue, a foreign peace advocate.