Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), a platform for Citizens and Non State Actors Stakeholders has commended the Peace building and engagement strategies of Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, who in his attempt to find lasting solution to insecurity in the Southeastern region, visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB in custody.
Prof. Soludo on his Instagram page, stated “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East”
In a statement, ASCONET Chairman, Prince Chris Azor, said the non kinetic approach by Mr Governor is quite commendable, and the way to go.
In his words “We the Citizens have always advocated dialogue and Peace-building mechanisms as a sustainable strategy to solving the problem of insecurity in the Southeast, and indeed Nigeria.
It’s therefore, expected that this approach by the Governor will go a long way in changing the narrative, and eliciting the needed support and cooperation of those on the other side thereby, restoring peace and Sustainable Development” he said.
Comrade Azor, who doubles as the Coordinator and Co-Chair, Open Government Partnership (OGP) was among the Stakeholders who accompanied the Governor on a recent tour of Lagos and Abuja, where he engaged Anambra citizens and residents on the State of insecurity, and solicited their support in tackling same.
Recall that Governor Soludo convoked a peace and security summit within two weeks of his inauguration. He followed it up with onboarding a security and peace Committee. He has also, held several engagement meetings with the security apparatchik, traditional institution, Town and market Unions, Youth, Women and sundry stakeholders.
It’s therefore, expected that this visit to the IPOB leader, would post a humongous and complementary turnaround in the security architecture, and indeed prosperity of the Region.