A Non-Governmental Organisation, Yobe Young Generation Development Association (YOYGEDA) has organized peace dialogue and training for peace ambassadors in Yobe state.
The programme which took place in Potiskum local government council brought about 34 peace ambassadors across the state who were trained on community mobilization, advocacy and conflict management skill.
According to the executive director, Adamu Muazu, the goal of the program was to promote love, tolerance and social cohesion among the residents through engagement of relevant stakeholders and training of peace ambassadors.
“The initiative was considered timely as a result of growing intolerance among youths especially during and after the 2019 electioneering period. This fact, coupled with some divisive statements and hate speeches which further worsened the situation”.
Blueprint further gathered that the immediate expected result of the dialogue was to build commitment from stakeholders on key actions that will foster love, tolerance and unity.
The dialogue drew participation of public administrators, security agents, students’ leaders, traditional and religious leaders among others.