This came as US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, commended the citizens of Plateau State for working hard to maintain the peace so far achieved in the state and urged them to continue to together to improve on security and development in the state.
Mr. Symington spoke in Jos, during his remark at the Justice and Security High Level dialogue, organised by the West Africa Network for Peace building, WANEP, in partnership with the Plateau Peace Building Agency, PPBA, and the United States Institute of Peace, USIP.
He said: “Peace is vital; a path to be travelled constantly to achieve development. Peace brings bond between citizens and nation.” , bond between citizens and the future and bond between citizens and security.”
Governor Simon Lalong, who declared the event opened, reiterated his administration’s commitment to nurturing and sustaining the peace so far achieved so that the state can truly lay claim to being the state of Peace and Tourism. Earlier, the National Network Coordinator of WANEP Nigeria, Bridget Osakwe and Regional Programme Coordinator of USIP, Nigeria, Isioma Kemakolam, said USIP and WANEP were working to promote trust-building and collaborative problem-solving between security services and selected communities.