The Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Crowther Seth, says constituents must stop engaging in conflicts, lamenting that it deprives communities of development.
Seth stated this on Tuesday when Numan Peace Accord committee paid an assessment visit to Lunguda, Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Recall that following the killing of about 21 persons, the committee was set up by both Adamawa and Gombe state governments, with the responsibility to ensure the return of normalcy between Lunguda and Waja, as well as design amicable means of settling affected communities.
According the deputy governor, the money used for resettlement and conflict resolutions could be channeled into development.
“The prevalence of any form of crisis makes the government to divert monies that could have been used for projects and students scholarship in sponsoring reconciliation and reconstruction,” Seth said.
He called on the youths to respect their parents, the Traditional Institutions, and all constituted authorities for them to be useful citizens in the course of developments of their states and the nation.
On his part, Gombe State Deputy Deputy, Dr. Manasseh Jatau, explained that true peace is not enforced but achieved when the parties involved engage in the reconciliation process, urging the people of Waja and Lunguda to be committed to the process for their own good.
He said, “The people of Waja and Lunguda have coexisted together since 1805, sharing common historical antecedents, describing as unfortunate the recent misunderstanding between them, however, expressing optimism that, the meeting shall infuse the needed forgiveness and forging ahead in a very strong and better relationship.”
Also speaking, during separate remarks, the Kwandi Nungurrayi, Kuruhaye Dansanda and the Bala Waja, Alh. Muhammad Muhammad, lauded the efforts of the Governors of Adamawa and Gombe in reconciling the two communities.
They warned the people, especially the youths whom they described as the driving force of every situation, not to allow themselves to be used by bad elements in order to breach the peace and destroy lives and properties.