Obiano inaugurates committee to solve communal disputes
Posted by News Express | 20 September 2016 | 2,665 times
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has inaugurated a ten-member panel of inquiry to look into the prolonged land disputes between Abagana, Ukpo, Abagana and Enugwukwu communities in Dunukofia and Njikoka local government areas of the state.
The panel, which has Justice Chinyelu Anigbogu as Chairman and Mr. Nwabufor Nwankwo as Secretary, is charged to determine the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances in these communities, that have degenerated to crises which claimed a life.
The Governor also enjoined them to tackle the issues courageously and make recommendations to the state government that will permanently address the crises.
The panel will also determine the major parties in the dispute and the respective roles they played, the role of law enforcement and security agencies in addressing the dispute as well as make recommendations to the state government on measures to take that will permanently resolve the crises.
The Governor, however, decried the prolonged crisis among three brotherly communities as well as the setbacks it has brought on them and said the panel will not only recommend measures to end the crises in the mentioned communities but will set a template that will be used to prevent it.
The Governor has assured them of his support by the state government and urged them to ensure that the remedial report is submitted within the stipulated four-month period. (Channels TV)