KADUNA/Nigeria: The Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM), in collaboration with Kudirat Abiola Sabon Gari Peace Foundation has commenced a Two-day Capacity Building Training For Members of The Chikun Local Government Area Peace Committee at the Holiday Conference Hotel Kaduna on Wednesday July 11, 2021
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government, in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Abba Umar declared the training open.
Representing the Kaduna State Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, in his goodwill message, he said the training was timely and should be replicated across the 22 other LGAs in the state.
“I also want to call on other NGOs in the country to emulate Kudirat Abiola Foundation in ensuring this training goes round all the LGAs in the state,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that peace is becoming an expensive commodity in the society.
“Unfortunately peace is becoming a very expensive venture.
“I know how much it costs to.manage crisis in LGAs,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner Ministry of Local Government Affairs, he acknowledged great efforts being made by KAPECOM to ensure peace in Kaduna State.
He also praised the Kudirat Abiola Foundation for sponsoring the training.
“As a founder of NGO far back in 1997, I know how tasking it is for the son of late Kudirat Abiola,” he said.
Founder Kudirat Abiola Foundation, Alhaji Jamiu MKO Abiola in his remarks, said that Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was born and bred in Kaduna.
“Kaduna is like one of those places that is paradise on Earth. Kaduna is a mini Nigeria. We all have to come together to make Kaduna what it is.
“Kaduna is the place that always depicts the Nigeria we want.
“The foundation is not only looking at things from the myopic, but real angle,” he added.
He assured that the foundation will also focus on reducing drug abuse.
“Want to deal with the problem from the root and drug abuse is one of them.
“If we put our heads together from today, we will solve the problem,” he said.
According to him, soon the desired peace will be achieved.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel and there is a good reason to be optimistic.
“Attaining peace will be a good birthday present to my late mother, who was born in Zaria, 70 years ago,” he added.