The Yobe State Government in northeast Nigeria, in collaboration with British Council and European Union, has trained 360 community actors and traditional rulers and their wives on ways to manage conflicts and reduce incidents of violence in the state.
This was disclosed by the Project Manager, Managing Conflict in North East partners to British Council, Prof. Mohammed Tabiu, at a policy dialogue forum they organised for Damaturu and Fika emirates in Damaturu.
Tabiu said that the dialogue entitled, ‘Empowerment and Reintegration of Stakeholders in Conflict Management,’ would enrich the participants with the needed strategy to apply for conflict management at community level.
He said that an enhanced capacity building of the traditional institutions and other actors at community level would promote cohesion and stabilization in the post-insurgency recovery process.
The project manager said that the training would be expanded to include security organisations, youths, government officials and religious leaders to promote dialogue in conflict management at community level.
He further explained that the training would also focus on reconciliation, women empowerment and reintegration of people affected by conflicts.