By Albert Akota
Arrangements have been concluded for the smooth take off of a Peace Summit on de-escalation of conflict and ending the destruction of lives and property in Southern Kaduna.
Recall that the spade of attacks in the area have led not only to the deaths of many, but also the loss of property and businesses.
The three-day Summit which is being sponsored by the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) and Friends of Kaduna State, will feature presentations on strategies for de-escalation of conflict and ending the destruction of lives and property; Promoting Interfaith community dialogue and bridging the gap in the Southern Kaduna conflict narrative.
With all presentations further highlighting the focus of the NCPC which includes promoting reconciliation, peace and National unity.
In a statement by the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) James Movel Wuye, the Kaduna State government is expected to be well represented at the summit and also some neighbouring states.
A long list of other dignitaries expected include the Executive Secretary of Tetfund, Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Special Guest, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, NCPC Chief Executive, former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) and former Chairman, Military Pensions Board, AVM Mohammad Rabiu Dabo (rtd).
Other important personalities and groups that will grace the occasion include Southern Kaduna Traditional Rulers
and Emirs, SOKAPU, CAN, JNI, Southern Kaduna Elders Forum, Miyetti Allah and Southern Kaduna Community Development Associations amongst many others.
The event will take place between 8 and 10 of September, 2020 in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.