The European Union has launched a N940million peace initiative to work out modalities to bring about lasting peace and genuine reconciliation among warring communities in Plateau and Kaduna state.
Head of the EU delegation to the project launch, Mr Alan Munday, who disclosed this at the launching of the second phase of the project in Jos.
Munday told journalists that the project is financed with the EU’s Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace and implemented by Apurimac Onlus, GIZ and Search for Common Ground.
He said “We are impressed by the successes already achieved by the implementing partners in bringing about permanent peace in the state and reconciliation among the communities and the people. We believe that this second phase of the peace project will further consolidate on the achievements so far recorded and make peace a common aspiration among the people.”
Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong also assured the EU delegation that his administration is committed towards partnering with organisations that are ready to complement government’s efforts in the peace process in the state.