Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo empowers Akoko traditional rulers in conflict resolution

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo empowers Akoko traditional rulers in conflict resolution

As Olukare, Owale promises the restoration of peace in Ikare.

The House of Representatives member representing Akoko North East/North West federal constituency, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has facilitated a training on conflict resolution for traditional rulers in the two council areas.

No fewer than 19 traditional rulers from over twenty-five communities in the two local government areas of the constituency attended the training implemented through the Border Communities Development Agency, Abuja, and held at Ikare Akoko. 

Present were the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in Akoko North East Local Government, the Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh, and his counterpart from Akoko North West Local Government, the Akala of Ikaram, Oba Andrew Momodu. 

Speaking at the event, the federal lawmaker who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), represented by one of his aides, Apalowo Thalis, said the training was a timely necessity in the constituency. 

“We cannot get tired of talking about conflict resolution. Dispute is part of human co-existence and the best we can do is to manage it. This is the second time we have organized this. The traditional rulers are the heads of the various communities and they can call their people to order at any point in time. It is therefore imperative that they are trained and empowered to do that.” 

He noted that the training will also help to address all pending communal crises in the area. 

The guest Speaker, Odogwu Chukwudube, highlighted the clash of interest, lack of understanding, undermining values, style, and diversity of opinion as causes of conflict. 

He emphasized that conflict resolution occurs only when the parties involved try to reach mutually satisfying solutions. 

Speaking during the program, the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun said, ‘We are one. We don’t want any problem in any community and that is part of our job as community leaders.’

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