27 May 2021 By Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has called on civil society organisations to continue to partner Government in building and sustaining peace in the country.
Governor Lalong said this when a delegation from the Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development led by its Chairman, Ambassador Aminu Wali paid him a visit at the Government House Jos.
He advocated for periodic review of laws and policies in Nigeria, to ensure it meets the yearnings of its target population.
Governor Lalong said Plateau State Government had entrenched the policy of engaging affected stakeholders on issues, to ensure its policies and laws adresses their needs.
He said the state government engaged stakeholders on open grazing for three years, to ensure they understood the challenges and to facilitate smooth implementation of the law.
Aminu Wali told Governor Simon Lalong that the centre was established to conduct research, advocacy, training and policy analysis, in the area of conflict prevention, management , democracy and sustainable development in Nigeria.
He explained that research was critical to ensure that issues sorrounding policies and laws that are implemented or about to be implemented are addressed, to ensure the success.
Aliyu said the center was organising town hall meetings in Kaduna, Kano, Benue, Plateau, Kogi and Katsina states, in preparation for enact laws and formulate policies, to address the farmers and herders conflicts across the country.