Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has inaugurated a 17-member Peace Committee, aimed ensuring that relative peace is being enjoyed is maintained in the state.
This was contained in a media statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba,and was made available to journalists in Kano.
The statement explained that while Addressing members of the committee at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, Governor Ganduje charged the committee to convene Ethnic Community Meeting with a view to assuming collective responsibility for measures that promote peaceful co-existence.
He also tasked the committee to work on appropriate peace-building mechanisms for the sustanability of various peace efforts by the government and security agencies.
The governor said that his administration has instituted various measures to safeguard life and property of people in the state.
It stated that The committe, which will be co-chaired by Igwe Boniface Ibekwe and Rev. Adeyemi Samuel, has representation from the Christian Association of Nigeria, representatives of various christian denominations, christian youth groups, representatives of ethnic nationalities and that of traders.
The statement added that Similar meeting was held with Imams , the Ulamas and members of the business community.