Northeast rehabilitation: FG gets a thumb up

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By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
The proposed rehabilitation of the northeast region by the federal government has been commended.
A senior Adviser on Peace and Good Governance for Search for Common Ground, Comrade Cham Bagu disclosed this in Yola, the Adamawa state capital during  a two-day workshop organised for civil society, judiciary, NGOs and the Media among other stakeholders.
According to him, the move is commendable and expressed optimism that the development will go hand in hand with protecting people and take them out of the trauma they have suffered in the last six years as a result of insurgency.
The workshop which aimed at outlining a plan to engage on advocacy on how to reduce human rights abuses in the northeast, observed that, the Federal Government has limited security forces to cover and protect
the rights of citizenry across the country.
Bagu said the Federal Government needs support from the civil society because it is able to defend and protect people’s rights who do not have the power or knowledge to defend themselves.
He explained further that, the workshop was geared towards working together with human rights and interest groups in Adamawa state to build coalition that will start working systematically on human rights by human rights abuses, as well as engage on advocacy campaign.
“We are trying to form a coalition that will engage in sensitization and enlightenment, working with security agencies and the government to make sure that the rights of citizens of Adamawa state are protected” he stated.

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