The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Abuja and the Kaduna State Peace Commission (KADSPC) are to design intervention strategies for joint actions to deal with the incessant violent conflicts in Kaduna State.
This formed part of the outcome of an exchange during a recent courtesy call by the Acting Director General of the Institute, Dr. Bakut t. Bakut on the Kaduna State Peace Commission (KADSPC).
Dr. Bakut observed that the recurrent violent conflicts have continue to hinder peaceful coexistence for genuine rapid socioeconomic development of the state and Nigeria noting that the state occupied a very strategic position in the country.
As the apex agency of the federal government on peace and conflict resolution, he pledged the support and assistance of the Institute and added that researchers at IPCR would study the Strategic Plan of the KADSPC for the mapping out more pragmatic interventions towards restoring durable peace in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
In his remarks, the Secretary of the commission, Barrister Sarki Sambo who received the Acting Director General of the IPCR and his entourage in Kaduna called for collaboration between the IPCR and the KADSPC to tackle the unfortunate incidences of violent conflicts in the state.
Barrister Sambo disclosed that the commission has been resolving many conflicts in the state and pointed out that working alongside with the IPCR would boost the activities of the commission. He said the collaboration would enhance peacebuilding in the state.
Earlier, the Acting Director General, Dr. Bakut paid homage on the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Shehu Idris in his palace at Zaria where he solicited for the support of traditional institutions towards boosting peaceful coexistence in the state and national unity.