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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

‘Early warning signs, antidote to conflict resolution’

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The early detection of signs of conflict and disaster with early and sharp response has been described as the key antidote in the resolution of conflict and crisis management.

 The National Coordinator of Development and Peace Initiative, Rev. father Clement  Bamaiyi Kagoma disclosed this in his address at a sensitisation workshop for traditional rulers, community leaders, youth leaders and security personnel, held in Kaduna.

Rev. Kagoma said the present security challenges facing the country would have been nipped in the board if leaders are sensitive in the early warning signs.

Rev. father Kagoma, who was represented by the programme manager of the association, said the sensitization training workshop is a contribution from the British Council to curtail the present insecurity bedeviling the nation.

Father Kagoma informed the gathering that, in order to sustain the present peaceful atmosphere in the state, the peace partnership committee has been set up in Kaduna state to ensure the effective implementation of all suggestions and recommendation of the workshop.

Father Kagoma added that the selection of the Wusasa and Tudun Wada communities as the pioneer of the training is because of the unique place they occupy in sustaining peace and stability in the state.

The project facilitator, Mrs. Fejiro olokpo, in her welcoming address to participant said the British council deemed it necessary to bring the Christians and Muslims leaders and other stake holders to a round table discussion and ways to detect the early warning signs.

According to her,   the local people need awareness to detect any upcoming crisis in their environ and they will be good materials to curtail the spread of such crisis before it escalates.

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