From Umar Dankano, Yola
The European Union in conjunction with OXFAM, CRUDAN and DEC have organised a one day sensitisation capacity building training to community leaders on strengthening Alternative dispute resolution.
Delivering his welcome address to the participants, Moses Alago, the Livelihood and Influencing Program officer of CRUDAN said the exercise was aimed at providing alternative ways in addressing conflicts and disputes out of court litigations in our communities.
Alago stressed that the need for us to grow as a nation peace and tranquility must be attained which informed the OSAID project in Adamawa and Kebbi states to solely train critical stakeholders from security and traditional sectors on global best practices.
Alago stated that to achieve the desired goals in changing the narrative, a researcher was engaged to work on alternative important mechanism to be adopted in down playing court litigations regarding disputes in our communities.
He added that 30 stakeholders were invited from Song and Guyuk local government areas for the sensitisation exercise with a view to equip them on advance and modern techniques on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
In his remarks as a resource person in the training, Mr. Bakari B. Nuhu charged the participants to make sure that the take always from the workshop should be taken to all the communities from where they came so that the message will go round.
Nuhu maintained that the choice of stakeholders from Song and Guyuk Lags the exercise was a deliberate attempt to address the crisis history of those areas where lives and properties were lost unnecessarily.
He said the training was for the participants as leaders to tap from their wealth of experiences as a guide to producing alternative resolutions on addressing conflicts and disputes in the societies.
A participant and District Head of Domna in Guyuk traditional council, Chief Mathew Amfani expressed delight with the training noting that peace and harmony are the major pillars of peaceful coexistence.
Chief Amfani confessed that as leaders of their people the training was apt and timely which will go a long way in enriching modalities in settling and mediating in conflict and dispute situations.
Our Correspondent reported that the one-day training was conducted on Wednesday in Guyuk town with 30 participants drawn from traditional institutions, Security outfits, tribal leaders in the two local government areas as well as representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and Muslim-Council respectively.