Gov Alia sues for peace among Benue communities

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By Ochogwu Sunday

The Governor of Benue State, Dr Hyacinth Alia, has called on the people of the state to work together in harmony and promote peace in their communities.

The governor made the call on Saturday while speaking at the Igede Agba New Yam Festival, where the former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, was also in attendance.

The governor said conflicts such as the recent one between Oju and Ibilla not only cause distress and suffering but also hinder progress and development in the state.

Alia, who disclosed that the Benue State boundary committee will soon start work to restore normalcy in dispute areas, appealed to Igede people to live in harmony and promote peace in order to build a better society for themselves and their families.

He saluted the sense of reasoning that brings the Igede people together annually to interact with one another and harness ideas for the progress and development of their community.

Gov Alia, while thanking Patience Jonathan for honouring Benue State with her presence at the occasion, said he was conscious of his campaign promises and would do everything possible to address the deplorable road network in Igedeland.

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