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Reconciliation: Alago,Tiv unite to end friction in Nasarawa


By Francis Nansak

The leadership of Alago Development Association (ADA) and Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in Nasarawa State, with their respective Board of Trustees (BoTs), in their quest to promote peace and unity amongst the two tribes met at the Lafia residence of the TIDA President, Comrade Peter Ahemba Ugah and deliberated on a number of issues assumed to be causing friction between them.

The meeting which ended peacefully brought to the fore signing of a communique jointly signed by both presidents of the tribal development association in the person’s of
Sir. Martin Agbo Audu-Doma and comrade Peter Ahemba, respectively.

The two ethnics resolved that the peace initiatives of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule which have enhanced unity amongst the diverse ethnic nationalities of the state should be embraced and supported by the two tribes.

Also that there should be continuous synergy between leaderships of the two associations to enhance mutual trust and understanding.

And that the embargo placed on the issuance of indigene certificate to Tiv people in one of the Local Government Areas in the Southern Senatorial Zone should kindly be lifted by the authorities concerned. However, only Tiv persons known to be indegenous to the concerned Local Government Area should be issued such certificates.

Adding that Village Heads in the gazetted Tiv Village Areas across the Southern part of the State should kindly be appointed by the authorities concerned.

They concluded that a joint delegation of the two associations should carry out advocacy visit to Traditional Rulers in the Southern Senatorial Zone as a mark of unity.

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“That the Paramount Traditional Rulers of Alago extraction be encouraged to work more closely with their subordinates, leaders of ADA/TIDA and other relevant stakeholders to amicably resolve conflict of land ownership and occupation in their respective domains.

“That the youth from both tribes should refrain from making inflammatory comments or write-ups that are capable of igniting tension and jeopardizing the peace and reconcilation efforts of leaders of the two associations.

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