Members of the House Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa (ICA) have described the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) as an essential sector that requires urgent attention of the Federal Government in the area of funding for Nigeria to adequately combat her problems of insecurity.
The committee expressed support for the establishment of well-equipped early warning Centres (EWCs) in each of the 6 geopolitical zones of the country as proposed by the IPCR as well as the development of a National Peace Architecture (NPA) that will give bite to our policies and programmes of action for effective promotion of peace and management of conflicts.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to the press by the Media Assistant to the Director General of IPCR, Mr. Abu I. Michael shortly after the interactive session.
Members of the committee who expressed the needs during an interactive session with the managements of the IPCR and the Department of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) under the chairmanship of Ambassador Kingsley S. Ubenyi at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja noted the worrisome development of separatist groups while the country is still battling with insurgency among other security challenges.
They reiterated the need for the Federal Government to regularly engage the expertise of the IPCR for relevant authorities to become proactive towards saving precious lives and nipping crises in the bud.