Following recent clashes between some communities in Adamawa state that resulted in the lost of lives and property, the British Council through its Managing Conflict in Nigeria program has agreed to partner with Adamawa state to come up with modalities of resolving conflicts in a peaceful way.
Adamawa state government through the deputy governor, Crowther Seth, who played host to the member of the British Council said reiterated its commitment towards the maintenance of peace amongst the people.
Chief Seth said that the government will continue to partner with traditional institutions and other key stakeholders in the peace project across the state.
The one-day meeting brought members of the council of empire and chiefs to the government House, Yola to deliberate on positive ways of managing conflict in the state.
It targeted the traditional institutions because of its role as the custodian of culture and also a vital instrument for promoting peace and unity in various communities.
Chief Crowther Seth appreciated the role of the traditional leaders and the British council in promoting peace and their efforts in enhancing mutual coexistence in Adamawa state.
The Deputy Governor noted that the prevalence of inter and intra ethnic and religious conflicts all over the country and Adamawa in particular has necessitated the State Government to collaborate with all peace-loving and conflict resolution organizations.
The representative of Lamido of Adamawa Mustapha Aminu who is the Galadima Adamawa commended the British Council for supporting the state in enhancing their capacity to manage conflicts and reduces the incidence of violence in the state.
The team leader Managing Conflict in Nigeria Abdulkadir Bello said they have been supporting the traditional institution in the state through training and capacity building.
Abdulkadir also said the meeting will help the traditional leaders to analyze data and know the different nature of disputes such lot locations proffer solutions.