The National Orientation Agency (NOA) restated its readiness to partner with all stakeholders to restore peace among the different groups in Nasarawa State.
The acting State Director NOA, Elisha Iyakwari said in Lafia that all hands must be on deck to address the security challenges in some parts of the state.
He said that communal crises that had engulfed some parts of the state had turned some people to refugees, adding that farming and business activities were also impossible in those places.
“People cannot longer go about their lawful business freely for fear of attack in some places, even in places of worship and schools, security is beef-up as a result of insecurity,? he said.
He described as a serious setback a situation where the money that was supposed to be used to develop the state was being used to provide relief materials to victims of crises.
He expressed confidence that with the level of synergy and collaboration by various groups that were involved in these crises, peace would soon be restored in the area.
Iyakwari appealed to all stakeholders, including traditional, religious and tribal leaders in the state to give peace a chance by preaching peace to their members at all times.
The director commended the efforts taken so far by the state government, security operatives and other stakeholders toward restoration of peace.
He stressed the need for members of the general public to be law abiding and report suspicious activities to the police.
The NOA director said the agency had intensified public campaign to enlighten the general public on the need to live in peace with each other irrespective of differences in tribe, religion, among others.