Saturday 29 January 2022


By: Hauwa Kabir,

Plateau State Peace Building Agency (PPBA) led by its Director General, Mr. Joseph Lengmang has further engaged the Media and its Practitioners in its objective of building a solid peace in Plateau State, yesterday.

The engagement, which is a Monthly exercise by the Agency, saw Media Practitioners yesterday, 28th January, 2022, taking a cursory assessment of the statutory mandate of PPBA.

The occasion, gave opportunity for Media Practitioners, to assess, advice and proffer options for preventing breach of peace and build the state, free of criminals and criminality.

The engagement saw the presence of most media organizations in the state and renowned Journalists like, Prince Valentine Adese, CEO of REALITY Group of Companies, Yemi Kosoko of Channels TV, Mr. Agabus among others, as participants.

The Practitioners were able to formulate further strategic approaches in improving conflict reporting, creating a convergence in reporting kidnapping, gangsterism, cultism, terrorism vis-à-vis crime reporting.

The participates all agreed that, kidnapping, gangsterism, cultism, terrorism or insurgency all amount to criminality hence, further proffered ways, which the Media and its Practitioners can improve its role in conflict prevention and peace building reporting in order to assist the Agency and security operatives in the state.

Earlier, while welcoming the participants, the DG of the Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, stated that, the Agency has continued to enjoy the corporation of the Media and its Practitioners in the state.

He said, the Monthly engagement with the Media in the state has continued to help the Agency to look inwards at its objective and function of conflict prevention and peace building in the state.

On behalf of the Staff and Management of the Agency, while appreciating the Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, the Plateau State Government, GIZ, among other non-state Actors, over their commitment to peace in the state, Mr. Lengmang, called on the participants to make the engagement rewarding.

It should be of noted that, the engagement took place at the conference hall of the Agency.

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