Updated: Jul 30, 2021
NGOS IN KANO STATE EMBARK ON CONFLICT PREVENTION TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR DWELLERS OF MIDDLE BELT, NORTH WEST NIGERIA
NGOs in Kano State are actively involved in a three-day training programme, tagged: Community Initiative to Promote Peace for Managing and Preventing Conflicts in the Middle Belt and North-West Regions of Nigeria.
The training programme, facilitated by Mercy Corp Nigeria Office, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It focused on the following issues:
1. Prevention of violent conflicts in the most at-risk communities across six (6) States in Nigeria's North West and Middle Belt Regions.
2. Basic Interest-Based Negotiation + Mediation (IBN+M) Training.
3. Strengthening peaceful coexistence among communities.
Participants at the training were drawn from diverse stakeholders and groups, such as religious leaders, traditional rulers, community leaders, and representatives of the Hisbah. Others include community peace observers (CPOs), security operatives, NGOs, youth bodies, political leaders, as well as representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
The training programme will serve as one of many opportunities to develop and improve the precepts of peaceful coexistence among the dwellers of the North Western and Middle Belt Regions of Nigeria.
The Kano State Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Auwali Idris Adorayi, who stood in for the National Coordinator, Comrade (Chief) Sheriff Mulade, commends Mercy Corp, and the sponsor, USAID, for the laudable programme aimed at helping Nigerians, particularly those in the Northern Region.
CEPEJ herewith expresses readiness to support the efforts of Government and other development partners in Kano and other States in the Northern Region of Nigeria, through the NGOs peace advocacy programmes.