Okorocha seeks speedy resolution of conflicts
To foster peaceful co-existence among communities in the five states of the Southeast geo-political zone, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called on traditional rulers to work in unison to engender virtues of neighbourliness.
Okorocha, who was represented by the acting Commandant General of the Imo State Peace Advocate Corps, Peter Ohagwa, at a three–day summit on Conflict Prevention, Peace building for South East Traditional Rulers, in Owerri, said there was need for communities in the region to embrace peace.
According to him, monarchs should endeavour to stop incessant tussle by their subjects, who contest for traditional office posts, advising that peace should guide proceedings in such exercise.
Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, which organised the summit, Prof. Osita Osita, represented by Emmanuel Mamman, urged participants to learn strategies that could be deployed to better the lot in their communities, commended the state for establishing a peace and conflict resolution bureau.
On behalf of the participants, Eze Oliver Ohawe, said traditional rulers would use skills and the benefit of their subjects in their communities.