By Shafi’u Saleh
The member representing Numan, Demsa and Lamurde federal constituency in the house of representatives, Rt. Hon Kwamoti B. La’ori has commended district heads for the role they are playing towards peace, progress and development.
La’ori who made the commendation during a two-day intensive training meant to empower district heads and other critical stakeholders with the basic skills of alternative dispute resolution noted that the aim of organizing the training is to ensure that prevalence of peace and unity in his constituency.
He appreciated the invaluable roles being played by district heads and the community based structures which according to him tremendously helped in promoting unity, peace and progress in their respective domains.
The lawmaker emphasized the significance of the training noted that it will sharpen their skills in conflict prevention and management.
He advised against the tendency to resort to Court litigation, saying the cost implication can be somewhat straining on both the side of the divide hence the need to embrace an alternative approach in a manner that preserves relationship thereby restoring peaceful coexistence among conflicting parties.
At the end of the training, participants expressed appreciation to the lawmaker as they described the program as a huge success noting that they have immensely benefited from the training.
Speaking on behalf of the district heads and participants, Chief Linus Anonoma, the Kpana Rigangun further promised to step down the training to village heads and other traditional structures who will in turn apply the skills in resolving disputes.
He noted that stepping down the training will help reduce pressure on paramount rulers who have been bombarded with numerous trivial cases that ordinarily should have been settled at the lower level.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of certificates to participants by Hon Kwamoti B Laori and assisted by Mal. Mohammed Nasir Umar, the representative of Public Complaints Commission in the Zone.
The all important training which is meant to promote peaceful coexistence in Numan, Demsa and Lamurde federal constituency had participants drawn from the religious, traditional institutions, community, security formations, women, youth and cultural groups.
Representatives from security agents such as the DSS, The Nigerian Police Force , The NSCDC and other related organisations such as the Public Complaint Commission, participated as worthy contributors to the training.