The Kogi state Government today joined the rest of the world in marking the International Peace Day, appealing to all and sundry in the state to embrace peace and unity. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, who made the appeal in Lokoja during the Peace Day Celebration, said it is necessary to embrace peace in order to achieve developmental progress.
The event was organised by ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development.
Bello, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Edward Onoja, said the state has gone a long way as it was recently ranked the second peaceful state from a position of 36.
Bello explained that the present administration in the state has done a lot in building bridges where there were barriers. He emphasised that there had been challenges of herdsmen-farmers clashes, communal clashes, bank robbery and highway robbery, but that his administration has been able to resolve the menace.