Featured Image: Speaker Uba right, Prof. Minded middle
Speaker Benue state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Titus Uba has expressed readiness of the state Assembly to partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to achieve lasting Peace in the North Central Nigeria.
Rt. Hon. Uba stated this Tuesday when a UNDP delegation led by Prof. Mojeed Alabi paid him Courtesy Call in his office to brief him on their mission which was to draft a bill for a law that would broker peace in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states that were engulfed by crisis.
The Speaker welcomed the delegation with joy and promised that the Assembly would continue to interact with them after the visit for more inputs.
He thanked commended UNDP for their efforts to complement the Benue state prohibition of Open Grazing and Ranches Establishment Law, 2017 which according to the Speaker was the state Government’s initiative to maintain peace between Herders and Farmers and promised to make available a copy of the Law to the team.
Earlier, the former Speaker, Osun state House of Assembly and Ex-House of Representatives member for Ede federal Constituency, Prof. Mojeed Alabi said, their mission was to get inputs from the Benue state House of Assembly to proffer lasting solutions to crisis especially in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. So, they were in the state to seek partnership from the Assembly to build a Peace Commission like in other crisis ridden states after a thoroughly crafted legal framework assented to by the states for which the peace move was intended
Commenting, Deputy Speaker of the Benue state House of Assembly, Hon. Christopher Adaji said as peace loving people, they were ready to cooperate with UNDP to achieve permanent peace.