15 June 2021 by Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Government has warmed the organized labour to desist from infringement of the rights of citizens who do not have anything to do with the on going strike in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule gave the warning while declaring open a two day multi stakeholders regional peace building dialogue in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
The two day program was organized by the United Nations Development Programme,UNDP in collaboration with the West African Network for Peace building for the states of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa as part of integrated approach to building peace and harmonious coexistence among farmers and herders.
Declaring the meeting open,Governor Abdullahi Sule identified lack of trust, justice and fairness as major factors responsible for breakdown of law and order
While noting that peace building process is a collective responsibility, the Governor used the medium to call on the organized labour in the state not to abuse the exercise of their rights in the course of the strike.
He pledged the state government’s support to any Organization with focus on peace.
Project Officer of United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, Mr Christian Okafor said the meeting was aimed at bringing key actors in the peace building process to fashion out ways of entrenching mutual trust and understanding among the diverse groups in country.
Chief of Staff to Taraba State Governor, Mr Haruna Istifanus stressed the need for leaders at all levels to provide sustainable level playing field for the citizens regardless of their differences to enhance peace.