From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
A Kano state-based non governmental organization, Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has expressed commitment for the provision of access information regarding preventive measures against cattle rustling and method of engagement with relevant stakeholders on how to achieve to minimise the ugly terrain in Zamfara state.
The Leader of a team on the platform of the organisation, Malam Sufiyanu Lawal Kabo, who presided over major part of the technical session held in Fulbe Villa hotel in Gusau, the state capital, noted that cattle rustling has been one of the greatest challenge bedevelling the country especially North-eastern part following some of the local based NGO’s were suffering dearth of appropriate capacity to access data pertaining cattle rustling to share with relevant stakeholders with a view to acquire a lasting solution to the problem.
Malam Kabo, who urged members of the Civil Society to remain pro-active in supporting CITAD to succeed it aims, informed that a team of volunteers would be mobilsed in the State immediately after the establishment of Center for Cattle Rustling Information System so that relevant information regarding cattle rustling could eventually be accessed and shared among the stakeholders for continuous advocacy and engagement.
The Center has equally organised training for the members of the Civil Society in the state on the use of the Social Media in promoting peace among the Nigerian citizenry.
The workshop has succeeded to have inculcate the stakeholders on the importance of using social media as an effective instrument for ensuring sustainable peace-building, thereby caution participants on the dangers surrounding use of social media as means of attacking personalities as well as base less campaigns.
The State Focal person of CITAD, Malam Musa Umar explained that, the objective of organising the capacity training was to engage all the relevant stakeholders especially members of the Civil Society to embark upon intensified campaign for peace and find a lasting ways to end the unwanted cattle rustling in the State.