…Set to engage the Presidency, El Rufai, Kaduna Senators other Stakeholders
By: Olajide Toriola
A broad Civil Society network in Nigeria, the Civil Society Conflicts Intervention Team has initiated an all inclusive mechanisms of engaging the lingering Southern Kaduna bloodletting and Violence.
The new group of eminent leaders of thought in the Nigerian Civil society is jointly lead by Prof. Pat Utomi of the Nigeria Political Summit Group (NPSG) and Prof Mallam Jibo Ibrahim of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).
According to a statement issued by the Head of the Team’s Publicity, Mallam Naseer Kura on Sunday in Abuja the team which was inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja is set to interface with the Nigerian Presidency, Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State, the 3 Senators from Kaduna, the four peace initiatives working on the Southern Kaduna crisis as well as eminent leaders of thought from the Southern Kaduna region among others.
Some notable members of the team at the Thursday technical parley of the group include; Prof Pat Utomi, who chaired the meeting, Mrs Charity Shekari,Prof Kole Shettima, Ms Bolanle Onagoruwa, Barr Wakili Kadima, Engr Mrs Janet Adeyemi, Mr Bash Olasupo, Secretary of the team; Veteran Olawale Okunniyi among others.
“What is happening today in Southern Kaduna and other parts of Nigeria is quite heart rendering and worrisome and requires a collaborative effort of all stakeholders to bring to normalcy as expressed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in his last visit to the Niger delta.
“Thus, we wish to call on all stakeholders and aconcerned parties in the Southern Kaduna Crisis to sheathe swords and embrace dialogue in the interest of peace and progress of the state” Mallam Kura charged”.