Commissioner Sues for Communal, Peaceful Co-existence

From Yakubu Busari , Jos

Gov Lalong of Plateau State



The Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang has charged Berom Students at home and in the diaspora to use their influence to promote peaceful co-existence in Plateau and the country.

He urged the students to remain focused on issues that will foster cordial and harmonious relationship with other ethnic groups for the prosperity of Berom nation and Plateau.

Hon. Mangjang made this call during a one- day leadership summit for National Union of Berom Students (NUBES), University of Jos chapter, titled “Commitment to Excellence and Accountability in Leadership” convened by the Matron, Prof. Christy Best, in Jos yesterday.

He said: “There is need for team work, there is need for unity and in doing this, everybody is important. I want our students and people to work together, just like nobody can clap with one hand, that is how we need each other.

“This is a dawn of a new era and we must live up to the truth of our existence as a people. We must eschew prejudices and focus on peaceful coexistence.

“We must focus on issues that will make us instead of the issues that will break us; we must accommodate one another irrespective of political parties, religion and ethnicity.”

The Metron and Senior Lecturer in the University of Jos, Prof. Christy Bes said the summit was aimed at equipping the undergraduate students with leadership skills for positive impact on the society.

“We are determine to equip the younger generation who are leaders of today and tomorrow with requisite skills to enable them make desire impact and change the current narrative in the overall interest of the youths.”

President, National Union of Berom Students (NUBES), Nyako Davou Ezekiel said the students will remain focused on issues that will unite the youths for positive impact on the society.

Ezekiel noted that the students will never allow politics to divide them, adding that the youths will channel their energy towards productive venture that will contribute meaningfully on the society.