Cultism: Rivers Community Gets Peace Committee

Cultism: Rivers Community Gets Peace Committee
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
In furtherance  of steps to ensure lasting peace in Emohua Local Government Area, the Rivers State Government has inaugurated  a 36-Man Peace Committee .
 
 
Inaugurating the Peace Committee in Port Harcourt, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor , Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke said that members of the committee  were selected from repented  cultists, youth groups and stakeholders. 
 
 
He charged  the groups to work diligently  to restore  peace in Emohua in order  to facilitate communal  living and faster  development. 
 
 
Engineer Woke said: “I want all  repented  cultists to know that crisis can never bring development. It can  only bring  destruction to the community.
 
 
” Let everyone  come out and move Emohua forward like other LGAs in the state where people  have shunned cultism and violence.”
 
 
In a remark, Former Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Amnesty Programme, Sir Ken Chinda urged the  youths  to shun violence  and embrace peace in order to attract investors in the Local Government Area.
 
 
He   thanked the youths for accepting  the  peace accord and asked to them  abide by the declaration  to ensure that  peace reigns in Emohua.
 
 
Chinda said  that there should  be no more violence, no more killings,  cultism  and kidnapping  in the area.
 
 
“I want to express gratitude to God  that today we are here to reconcile the various groups in Emohua LGA . They have sworn to make  peace  and  abide by the peace declaration  with a view of opening  the doors for investors to come in.”
 
 
A Youth Leader in the area, Chibuzor Asuro Chibike  thanked the coordinators for initiating the peace committee among the various groups and urged all the men and women of Emohua to always pray for peace.
 
 
Another youth leader, Harvest Azundah urged all members who are still in the bush to come out and make peace, because peace concerns  everyone in the society.