As part of the laudable initiative to strengthen the security grid and sustain existing peaceful co-existence in Osun State, especially putting her on the security-crisis-free roadmap in Nigeria and the world, the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has presented a toll-free telephone line to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command.
The prominent and faith-based Organization presented the Device at the Biannual Stakeholders’ Dialogue Meeting on Peaceful Co-existence between Farmers and Herders in Osun State.
According to the General Coordinator of the JDPMC Osogbo, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi, the gesture was aimed to stimulate rapid response actions in the Command and enhance their security efforts so as to head off any civil unrest that might arise, particularly between Osun Farmers and Herders in the State.
Speaking further during the handing over of the Device, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi said that the partnership consideration of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command was borne out of the need assessment of capacity strengthening of the command and the fulfilment of the JDPMC’s vision-mission statement which aims at pragmatic action for Justice and Peace in every community more importantly to foster inter-ethnic tolerance and relations.
He, therefore, urged the command led by Commandant Sunday Agboola to justify the decision by being more proactive in the communal-clash mediation and intervention while appreciating them for their sacrificial efforts in the past in ensuring that Peaceful co-existence in Osun is sustained.
“You have been one of our highly valued partners in the State, especially in the area of Peace sustainability between Farmers and Pastoralists which had in no small measure been helpful to our vision as an Organization, if anyone asks why the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command, this is simply the reason,
Our ultimate goal is to strengthen and sustain peaceful co-existence among members of the communities irrespective of tribe, colour, age or gender, not only this but also to entrench sustainable agriculture through human capital development. It is our sincere hope that you will justify the confidence reposed in you by being more proactive in this peace business”. He concluded
Responding to the kind gesture, Commandant Sunday Agboola ably represented by the Head of Peace and Conflict Management Department, Mr.Paul Akinwolere commended and gave kudos to Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Osogbo for the laudable initiative he therefore reaffirmed the commitment and maximum cooperation of the Command to the JDPMC and good people of the State at large.
Also speaking on the development, the Chairman of Seriki-Fulani in Osun State, Alhaji Ibrahim Babatunde and the President of Sustainable Farmers Association (SUFA), Elder Adewumi Adelowotan expressed their optimism on the outcome the initiative would bring about, equally promised to collaborate more with one another to achieve sustainable peace in the State.