LAND DISPUTE: HON. Nnadozie Chukwudi, the executive chairman of Uzo-uwani LG takes some bold steps to restore peace in the area.

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The executive chairman of Uzo-uwani LG, Hon. Nnadozie Chukwudi has taken some bold steps towards resolving the long-standing land dispute between two neighbouring communities in the area, Ijaw / Ojor, both in Ogboli Zone in the area

By Reporter Ralph(A concerned Citizen of Uzo-uwani)

Hon Nnadozie Celestine addressing some elderly people,drawn from the two communities on the need to allow peace reign

It is a universal aphorism that for sustainable development to thrive in any given society, peaceful co-existence is a prerequisite and not an option. Premised on the above fundamental truth, the executive chairman of Uzo- uwani, a man driven by the passion to leave remarkable and positive impacts in the lives of his people took some giant strides in restoring peace to two warring communities in the area, Igga/ Ojor, both in Ogboli zone.

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The presentation breaking of Kolanuts for the commencement of the peace talk between Igga/ Ojor communities
From right, the Divisional Police Officer, Adani, Simeon Akoh,the executive Chairman of Uzo-uwani,Hon. Nnadozie Celestine,a traditional ruler from the area and Captain Yusuf, a high military officer from Enugu North Senatorial District, shortly before the commencement of the peace talk

Prior to this welcoming move by Hon. Nnadozie, the two communities have led a cat-and- dog relationship, following some unresolved issues bordering on land. The chairman,who visited the area,in company of some high ranked security personnel, Simeon Okoh,( Divisional Police Officer, Adani), Captain Yusuf ( a top military official in Enugu North Senatorial District), appealed to the people of both communities to bury their grievances/ differences and allow peace to reign, stressing its importance( peace) as a prerequisite for sustainable development and progress in the area.

Hon Nnadozie Celestine still addressing the people on the importance of enthroning peace between them

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To practically achieve this, the Local government boss demanded that a five man Committee, representing various interests and evenly drawn from the two factious communities, should be set up. This, according to him, would ensure that no salient and underlying issue is left untouched and at the same time ensure a quicker,fairer an     d equitable resolution of the altercation. He went further to state that the committee would work hand-in-hand with both the local and state government so as to provide a lasting solution to the feud.

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A cross-section of some members of the Ogboli Zone during the Peace talk..

He equally commended the administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for being a peaceful governor and also for the great emphasis he has on the preservation and protection of human lives, emphasising that ENUGU STATE is one of the safest and serene states in the country. The disputing communities demonstrated their readiness and willingness to enthrone peace and equally appreciated the local government chairman in his timely and unprecedented steps in calming down the unrest between them.

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