Prof. Danladi Atu, Secretary to the Government of Plateau, says Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau is working hard to ensure the return of lasting peace to the state.
Atu said this at the unveiling of the Logo and Investiture of Peace Ambassador for the 2019 Plateau Peace Week on Tuesday in Jos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that activities marking the peace week in the state were put together by the Plateau Peace Building Agency.
According to Atu, the governor has expressed commitment to ensure the relative peace currently enjoyed in the state is not only sustained but translated into a lasting one.
He said that by running an all-inclusive government, the governor had demonstrated deep desire for the state to return to its “good old days”.
He said: “The forthcoming peace week is an important project for us as a government and to the people of Plateau.
“If there is one legacy the Lalong led-administration wants to leave for Plateau people is peace.
“He is desirous that the state retruns to the good old days where peace and tranquility thrive; those good old days where people lived as brothers.
“To ensure this comes to fruition, the governor decided to run an all-inclusive government. It is part of the peace process.”
He urged Plateau residents to use the peace week to reflect and work for the return of lasting peace in the state .
He said: “I urge you to preach and work for peace in the state.”
Declaring the event open, Joseph Lengmang, the Director-General of PPBA, said the peace week was aimed at promoting the ideals of peace in the state.
Lengmang said the peace week celebration had the theme: “Climate Change for Peace, Promoting Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Plateau”.
He emphasised the need for peace as a pre-condition for meaningful growth and development.
He said: “The idea behind the peace week is to bring together responsible people to promote the ideals of peace.
“If there is anything that is paramount to civilisation, it is peace; hence this underscores the 2019 Plateau Peace Week.”
Lengmang, who thanked Lalong for approving the event, said the week long programme would feature series of activities.
NAN reports that activities marking the week would commence from September 16 and end on September 21.