The Bayelsa State government has taken steps to enthrone lasting peace between the people of Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri communities in Nembe Local Government Area.
The state governor, Timpreye Sylva, at the weekend, hosted key stakeholders, including Edmund Daukoru, Mingi XII, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom; Ralph Iwowari, Mein VII, Amanyanabo of Nembe Bassambiri; council chairman, Sylva Waribugo, and other chiefs of the area to find lasting solution to the age-old problem between the two communities.
Mr. Sylva said having resolved the problem of militancy in the state, government has decided to focus on bringing about peace and unity among communities in conflict across the state. He expressed optimism that the time for sustainable peace has come for the people of the area, as some level of progress was achieved during the inaugural meeting.
Mr. Daukoru said the meeting deliberated on several issues that had defied solution over the years, and had been sources of misunderstanding and tension between the two communities. He noted that the peace move would herald a bright future where development could be more rapid, stating that the disagreement between the two communities has hindered progress for too long.
Mr. Iwowari, in turn, said far-reaching decisions had been taken to resolve the problem between the Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri communities.
Also at the meeting were former Military Administrator of Delta and Ebonyi states, Walter Feghabo; the three members of the House of Assembly from Nembe, and Chairman of the House of Assembly Service Commission, Bright Eriware.
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