PRESIDENT BUHARI LAUNCHES THE Plateau Roadmap To Peace
the PPBA has in the last two years, implemented a number of conflict resolution interventions in communities across the state. However, those interventions, had not followed a specific plan of action, but were based on specific needs assessments.
there was therefore a need to develop a strategic plan which will not only serve as a blueprint for the conflict intervention and peace building activities of the PPBA, but that will also serve to streamline the activities of all other organizations and stakeholders who work in and around the issues of conflict resolution and peace building. This is to ensure that there are not duplication of peace building efforts and to ensure a synergistic coordination of those efforts.
To this end, the ‘Plateau road-map to peace: a conflict transformation framework 2018-2022’ was thus developed. This document is a five year peace building and conflict resolution strategic plan of the plateau state government that was developed through a collaborative partnership between the Plateau Peace Building Agency and a wide range of her strategic partners.
The document is a product of a rigorous series of benchmarking exercises that drew input form NGOs, INGOs, CSOs, Academics, the Media, other sister government agencies and a gamut of peace management and conflict resolution specialist from across the world.
This document which was launched on 8th March 2018 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is the first conflict resolution and peace building blueprint by any government in this country and will represent the single most important step in the quest of the current administration in Plateau State, to bequeath to our children and generations yet unborn, a plateau state that is at peace with itself and the rest of the world.
however, the success of the document, depends largely on the collaborative partnerships that we are able to foster with the relevant state and non state actors. it also depend on our collective ability to rally our people together to the cause of peace.