The Government Secretary of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN, has extolled the efforts and sacrifices of the Nigerian Armed Forces in addition to the commitments of the governments and residents of the North-eastern states in direction of reconstruction, rehabilitation, and reintegration of communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
Ojukwu gave this commendation at a Conventional and Non secular Leaders Discussion board on Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in North East Nigeria.
On the occasion which passed off in Maiduguri, Borno state, the Government Secretary stated the Armed Forces have made plenty of sacrifices to safe the civilian inhabitants regardless of the troublesome terrain by which they function within the fights towards insurgency.
On the problem of Transitional justice, the human rights boss urged the standard and spiritual leaders to help the Fee to facilitate the efficient implementation of the challenge.
It is going to be recalled that in 2021, the NHRC in collaboration with the United Nation Growth Programme (UNDP) and the European Union, launched a Venture on Selling Transitional Justice, Reconciliation, and Reintegration in Adamawa Yobe and Borno states.
The challenge was launched on the premise of bringing lasting peace to the communities affected by insurgency via truth-telling, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
The NHRC helmsman careworn that the function of conventional and spiritual leaders in any peace-building course of can’t be over-emphasized.
He recalled that “in a lot of our communities throughout Nigeria, conventional and spiritual leaders are the centerpiece of our civilization, facilitating and shaping training and socialization from cradle to grave” He famous that conventional and spiritual establishments in North-Japanese Nigeria, have superior social and financial growth relationship again to many centuries.
He used the medium to thank the governments of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states for his or her partnership within the implementation of the Transitional Justice Venture, and for the management and resilience, they’ve all proven in tackling the safety and growth challenges affecting the area.
“You’ve gotten a companion within the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, and we pledge our mandate and sources to constantly work with you in addressing these challenges”, the Government assured.
The Shehu of Borno His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi CFR assured the Fee and different companions that he’s in complete assist of the challenge aimed toward peace-building and reconciliation, and attaining the targets of the Transitional Justice Venture within the North East.
Represented by his Secretary, Alhaji Zanna Umar Ali, the Shehu particularly thanked the NHRC Boss, the challenge companions, and the sponsors, UNDP and EU for supporting the peace and reconciliation course of within the North East.
In his keynote speech, Professor Umara Ibrahim Gudumbali of the Division of Political Science College of Maiduguri, charged the standard rulers and spiritual leaders to borrow a leaf from the traditional mechanisms of settling disputes in trying to deal with the present crises occasioned by insurgency within the North East.
The College Don gave a historic background of how the Borno Empire used the standard African/non secular tradition to resolve conflicts that passed off in some communities each inside and out of doors Nigeria prior to now centuries. The mechanism utilized in these days in keeping with the Prof. is a similitude of what we’ve got right now as transitional justice.