Effium War: DC Coordinator Lauds Gov Nwifuru's Genuine Effort In Restoring Peace

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

The Coordinator, Effium Development Center, Hon. Ogbonna Neogbaga has lauded the genuine efforts of Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru in ensuring that genuine peace is enthroned in Effium and Ezza Effium warring Communities.

Neogbaga, while speaking to Journalist during the signing of peace pact between the Effium and Ezza Effium critical stakeholders at the old Executive Council Chamber, old Government House Abakaliki, recently, expressed delight over the development and that such milestone is being achieved under his watch as the Coordinator of Effium Development Center.

He Expressed optimism that the peace pact will signal a new era of peace in the war torn communities.

The Coordinator enjoined the stakeholders, the leaders and  youths of the two waring communities to embrace the peace initiative from the state government under Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, whom he described as an icon of peace and beacon of hope for Ebonyi State.

On his part, the leader of Effium Community, Prof James Agina thanked the state Governor, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru for his relentless efforts in bringing peace back to Effium and assured the Government that his people will abide by the content of the peace pact.

Bearing his mind, the leader of Ezza Effium Community, Dr Joseph OƱele Utobo however, expressed reservation on some parts of white paper but pledged that his people will abide by it in the interest of peace.

Earlier, the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Dr Ben Uruchi Odoh,  who is also the Chairman of white paper implemention Committe enjoined the two Communities to abide by the peace pact they signed as it is a step towards the restoration of peace in the waring communities, reiterating that hot peace is better than cold ward.

He stated that part of peace arrangements is granting of amnesty and pardon to the war Lord's and those in the custody of correctional facilities across the state.

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