There was jubilation in Enugu state, as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi finally settled the age-long inter-communal hostilities between Oruku and Umuode communities in Nkanu East local government area, as leaders of the two communities signed agreement on land ownership and boundary delineation, at the Government House, Enugu.
The two communities had disputed land ownership for over two decades, leading to persistent civil unrest despite interventions by past administrations.
Gov Ugwuanyi who had led successive peace interventions to the hitherto warring communities, promised that his administration will resolve the crisis in line with its peace and grassroots development initiatives.
Announcing the final resolution of the inherent issues responsible for the conflict, shortly after the agreement was signed, the Permanent Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer to the Governor, Barr. Emma Ugwu, said the development was: “Consequent upon series of conciliatory meetings between the parties at the instance of His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu state”.
He added that Gov. Ugwuanyi delightfully congratulated the people of Oruku and Umuode communities, especially their leaderships and representatives for their contributions towards the “consensus building project” and the realization of peace in the area.
The governor also acknowledged and appreciated the sacrifices made by good-spirited indigenes of the communities in ensuring the success of the peace initiatives.
Truly, Enugu State is in the hands of God. #amokelouis
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