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Miyetti Allah, Oodua, Igbo, others unite for conflict prevention

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 28, 2019, 06:29:40 AM
Leaders of ethnic and socio-political groups have agreed to continue engage one another to prevent conflict and ensure peaceful co-existence.

The groups said this in a statement in Lagos, yesterday, after the groups’ training with the theme: “Engaging the media, community-based groups for peace building and conflict prevention.” Participants urged the Federal Government to intensify the mopping up of illegal weapons across the country and initiate the process for continuous dialogue by the people.

Speaking at the training programme, Assistant Commissioner of Police Akinbayo Olasoji, said crises in Nigeria had continuously been promoted by greed and self-serving interests of some religious, political and community leaders.

He commended the coming together of young ethnic leaders to address the problems of conflict in the country.

Also, the leader of the African Conflict Prevention and Peace Network, Mr. Sina Odugbemi, said it was necessary to study the environment thoroughly to sustain peace.

Vice-President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) Mr. Tijani Suleiman, said: “As a people we have the responsibility to work towards peaceful co-existence. Violence is an ill-wind that blows no-one any good; we can make the choice to chose the part of honour by preventing conflict in Nigeria”.

President of Agbekoya, a Yoruba group, Chief Adekunle Oshodi, said his group was excited to participate in a forum initiated for stakeholders in conflict in which the people are the drivers of the process.

Retired Col. Tony Nyiam said one of the most crucial ways of preventing conflict was for people to engage themselves out of their own freewill. Present at the training were leaders of Miyetti Allah, Oodua Peoples Congress, Oodua Nationalist Coalition, Igbo Youth Council and the Indigenous Middle Belt Peoples Congress, the Arewa Youth Consultative Council, National Council of Iteskiri Youths, Agbekoya, Borno Youth Coalition and the Ijaw National Congress.

Representative of the Ford Foundation, Mrs Onyinye Onyemobi, said the involvement of young people in the conflict prevention training was an impressive initiative.


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Re: Miyetti Allah, Oodua, Igbo, others unite for conflict prevention

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 28, 2019, 06:42:50 AM
I have TWO feelings about this meeting, and shall express myself using two powerful Igbo proverbs.

The first proverb is this: "The Chameleon says that he loves unity so much. That is why he changes colors every time to suit his immediate environment."

YES, I LOVE Nigerians working together to live in harmony. I am also always in support of HONEST and GENUINE initiatives to bring about peaceful and harmonious coexistence among Nigerian groups.
If we create a peaceful and harmonious country, ALL Nigerians would benefit and be proud of the country.

The second proverb is this: "The vulture says that though he knows that he is not 'meat', he still prefers to make his nest on top of the Iroko tree because human beings are not trustworthy."

This proverb/advice goes mainly to my Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria who are always quick to forget the past, to be sure that this initiative is not a time-buying strategy by those who want to forcefully settle in parts of Nigeria to which they are not indigenous.
A LOT of moves have been made by some groups in Nigeria this year alone to forcefully settle in areas they are not indigenous to. Normally, in countries with more unity, this wouldn't have been a problem.
But Nigeria has a history that must not be forgotten. Some of that history is continuing even today.

So, my Igbo reps in this meeting should keep the vulture's philosophy in mind to ensure that their home region is safe from all dangers, both current and in future.

Onye obuna mulukwa anya o!  8)

Re: Miyetti Allah, Oodua, Igbo, others unite for conflict prevention

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : November 28, 2019, 03:37:51 PM
I don't think Miyetti Allah should be on the same par with the normal ethnic leaders, the meeting is a strategy by the Fulani's to continue ruling us.

Re: Miyetti Allah, Oodua, Igbo, others unite for conflict prevention

By: Ramjoe (M) |Time : December 04, 2019, 07:46:10 AM
I have TWO feelings about this meeting, and shall express myself using two powerful Igbo proverbs.

The first proverb is this: "The Chameleon says that he loves unity so much. That is why he changes colors every time to suit his immediate environment."

YES, I LOVE Nigerians working together to live in harmony. I am also always in support of HONEST and GENUINE initiatives to bring about peaceful and harmonious coexistence among Nigerian groups.
If we create a peaceful and harmonious country, ALL Nigerians would benefit and be proud of the country.

The second proverb is this: "The vulture says that though he knows that he is not 'meat', he still prefers to make his nest on top of the Iroko tree because human beings are not trustworthy."

This proverb/advice goes mainly to my Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria who are always quick to forget the past, to be sure that this initiative is not a time-buying strategy by those who want to forcefully settle in parts of Nigeria to which they are not indigenous.
A LOT of moves have been made by some groups in Nigeria this year alone to forcefully settle in areas they are not indigenous to. Normally, in countries with more unity, this wouldn't have been a problem.
But Nigeria has a history that must not be forgotten. Some of that history is continuing even today.

So, my Igbo reps in this meeting should keep the vulture's philosophy in mind to ensure that their home region is safe from all dangers, both current and in future.

Onye obuna mulukwa anya o!  8)

You first proverb depicts the Nigeria I hope for though it is in itself bordering on danger - chameleon - a color here, a different one there. It's a bit tricky. And we all know some folks have been trying for ages to "get the whole land for themselves as heritage". That is evil. The thought of it, the moves are underhanded, and their determination to achieve this agendum is something the others who are part of this meeting should be wary of.

Tread carefully o... Remember Afonja was the leader in Ilorin until he brought in Fulani soldiers for support. They supported him so much that he was choked and they won the land for themselves.

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