-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Enalo JAMES:
Communities in the state have been charged to live peacefully amongst themselves to enable them attract the dividends of democracy to their areas.
The Secretary to Delta state Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, gave the charge when he presented cheques to victims of the 2014 Ibrede Community crisis.
Mr Ebie said that dialogue should always be engaged during misunderstanding between parties instead of violence, stressing that no meaningful development could be archived in the midst of crises.
He said that the state government was appreciative of the role played by the Isoko Development Union in bringing lasting peace to Ibrede Community and assured the union that the state government would do everything possible to ensure that the peace in the community was sustained.
“The state government was not unmindful of the hardship experienced by the persons affected by the community crises in 2014, hence His Excellency Senator, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa approved funds for fifty four individuals that were affected by the crisis as well as four families that lost their loved ones,” the SSG said.
The president-General of Isoko Development Union, Chief Iduh Amadhe, commended the state government for its commitment and support to the welfare of the victims’
He promised that the union would continue to partner with the state government to ensure that the peace currently being enjoyed in Isoko nation was sustained.