By Hammangabdo Yola.
The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has organized an advocacy debate among students of tertiary institutions as strategy to end insurgency in Adamawa state. The executive director of CITAD, Mr Yunus Zakari, while declaring the maiden debate open in Yola, said the debate was organized to provide the youths a platform to discuss and proffer solutions to the insurgency crisis in the North-East region. The participating institutions were: Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State University, Mubi, and Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, in collaboration with the North East Regional Initiative (NERI). Zakari said similar discussion would be organized for students in Borno and Yobe states, adding that there is plan to extend it to students in neigbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger. He said the presentations and suggestions by the students would be made available to relevant stakeholders, including policy makers. Earlier,Adamawa Programme Manager of NERI, Mr Machill Maxwell, said NERI has been supporting interventions in areas ravaged by insurgency and such positive mobilization of the youths was one of such supports “This is one of our soft activities where people are encouraged to sit together and talk and come up with ideas on how to find solutions to the crisis that has bedeviled the North East.