IPCR Expresses Readiness To Work With Cleen Foundation To Promote Peace

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has expressed its readiness to work with Cleen Foundation to promote peace in the country.

The Director General of IPCR, Dr. Joseph Ochogwu, stated this on Tuesday when Cleen Foundation Team paid him a courtesy call.

During the interaction with the visiting team, Dr. Ochogwu, pointed out that there’s no option or alternative than to solve the problem bedevelling the country.

Expressing the readiness of IPCR, Dr. Ochogwu said it is this partnership that will make a difference, adding, “let’s talk and activate the spirit and see what comes out of this engagement.”

He told the visiting Cleen Foundation led by its Executive Director, Gad Peter that the door of IPCR is always opened to them, stressing that there’s no limit to partnership.

Commending the Cleen Foundation Team on the work they have been doing across the country, the DG appealed to them to open more spaces so that interested parties can understudy the way they work, noting, “it will be a great help to us here. We will be happy if you give us more space. We are looking forward for more engagements.”

Earlier, Cleen Foundation ED, Peter disclosed how far the Foundation has gone in addressing the issue of insecurity in some states in the country, especially in the Northern region, and also how they are shifting their activities to the Southern states.

He spoke of the reforms in the police so that it will be more citizen friendly and also in the area of election monitoring. Other areas include human rights and timely response to distress.

The Executive Director of Cleen Foundation noted that peace has become essential commodity in the country.

Urging government not to shy away from its responsibility of securing lives and properties, he listed states like Zamfara, Borno, others where the issue of Boko Haram, herders/farmers are prevalent, where the Foundation had carried out some activities.

He also disclosed states where the Foundation has also carried out early warning and early response, to include states like Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara and Taraba.

He told the Director General of IPCR that the Foundation will open up spaces for the Institute to see how peace can be entrenched in the country, adding, “this is an opportunity to work with you on policy reforms.”

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