By Shehu Abbas
Nasarawa state government has provided four hundred hectares of land to the United Nations Development Programme UNDP to commence Agricultural project in areas affected by communal crises in the state.
Special Adviser to governor Abdullahi Sule on Non governmental Affairs and Development partners Mrs Munira Abdullahi stated this while inspecting the proposed sites of the project in Jangwa, Giza and Kadarko of Awe and Keana local government areas of the state.
Mrs. Munira Abdullahi said UNDP farming programme was aimed at supporting communities affected by violent conflicts such as farmer herders clashes as well as communal crisis in order to alleviate the situation they found themselves and ensure peace returns to those areas.
The Special Adviser to governor Abdullahi Sule on Non governmental Affairs and development partners explained that over one thousand two hundred IDPs have been selected to benefit from the project which is inline with governor Abdullahi Sule administrations drive to support communities affected by conflicts in the state.
The UNDP manager of the peace programme controlling Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states Mr. James Anyi John said the programme is aimed at helping people who lost their properties and other means of livelihood during crisis with a view to assisting them to become self reliant.
Mr. Anyi John called on people of the selected communities to cooperate with government and the development partners to achieve the set objectives.
The team visited four communities in Awe and Keana local government areas selected for the proposed farming programme towards ensuring lasting peaceful coexistence among citizens and development of the areas and the state at large.