5 The manager explained the project would target largely young people, within the ages 18 and 30, with the aim of de-escalating conflicts in the communities
6 ”This project is to provide tangible support towards building peaceful coexistence in communities affected by conflicts
7 ”The project will have a deeper look at aspects of religious and cultural dimensions of conflicts in order to intensify social cohesion,
8 ”It is designed to provide solutions to the religious and cultural conflicts that we are currently going through,” he said.
9 Kassam explained that 20 organisations would form a network that would collectively implement the project in the benefitting communities.
10 In a goodwill message, Mr Jacob Pwakim, the Chairman of Plateau Peace Practioners Network (PPPN), thanked JDPC and Observatoire Pharos for the initiative, adding that making young people the fulcrum of the project would yield positive results in the peace building process.
11 Similarly, Alhaji Sani Tanko, the Director of Finance of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in Plateau, called for tolerance among Nigerians and advised the people to love one another, irrespective of their cultural and religious backgrounds
12 Also, Mrs Kanneng Pam, the Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), advised goverment to incorporate pluralism in the curriculum of secondary schools, saying such would further deepen peaceful coexistence in our society.