The District Head of Wakama in Nasarawa State, Mr Adams Makka-Nangba, has urged the people of his domain to continue to promote peace for the progress and development of the community and the state at large.
Makka-Nangba, who made the call on Saturday at a stakeholders’ meeting in Wakama, Akun Development Area of the state, noted that peace was the prerequisite to development.
He said that the call had become imperative, considering the importance of peace to the socio-economic development of any society.
Makka-Nangba, who is a former Secretary of Nassarawa Eggon Local Government council, also tasked stakeholders on the development of his community, the state and the country in general.
This, he said, would enhance the standard of living of the residents and the overall development of the country.
The district head said that the meeting was aimed at discussing issues in order to move the area and the Eggon nation forward.
According to him, since peace is non-negotiable, then there is the need for Nigerians to continue to promote it for the overall development of the country.
“Peace is a necessary requirement for the development of any society. No nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
“It is in view of this that I want to call on all of us to continue to live in peace and unity, and tolerate one another, irrespective of our ethnic affiliations, for development to thrive,” he said.
Makka-Nangba called on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children by inculcating moral values in them for the betterment of the society.
The district head also urged parents to give education of their children topmost priority.
He also briefed stakeholders on the development of the community, particularly the ongoing construction of the 13-kilometre Ola/Akpata road by the Federal Government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the stakeholders, who spoke during the meeting, also called on the people of the community to embrace peace for the progress and development of the area.