Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has received commendations from stakeholders over the latest peace deal between Benue and Taraba states hatched at the weekend. Speaking exclusively to KWARARAFA REPORTERS, a member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI), Col. Agbu Kefas (rtd.), said the development is one of the best things to have happened to Taraba, Benue and other states in the sub-region. He noted that Governor Ishaku has really taken his campaign mantra of “Give me Peace and I would Give You Development”, to another level. Hailing the peace deal further, he said Ishaku is gradually ushering the state into a new era of prosperity and tranquillity- two ingredients needed for progress.
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He said, ” I had to call His Excellency, the Governor to register my utmost happiness. Some of us from here (Wukari) and environs know how peace is essential and also how it has been eluding us. I have personally borne the brunt of crisis here. It gives me hope and happiness that Governor Ishaku also holds my dreams for lasting peace here.”
Kefas, who is also a security expert, said the pact would check many dangerous tendencies emanating from the zone. According to him the era of “playing politics” with security matters is gone. He said, “this is a new era. All those politics of hide and seek is far gone. I’m glad to see the governor thinking, planning and performing progressively. We need progressive ideas to run societies.”
In a similar vein, President of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria(CRCN), Rev. Caleb Ahima said the new deal is the best thing that has happened to both states. He said the efforts of the Governor has finally paid off well from all indications. He urged citizens to key into efforts of the leaders so that the implementations would be smooth.
Also speaking, a union leader based in Chanchagi village, Alhaji Yaro Sabiu, said Governor Ishaku has done what many people have not been able to do. He said, “I’m really happy because many others have tried to bring us together. I think his personal relationship with the Benue state governor is a real asset because they could converse as friends and brothers. This would then translate into greater unity on both sides.”
Culled from kwararfareporters.com