Global News

Full List Of Notable Figures Soludo Appointed To Mediate With IPOB

Full List Of Notable Figures Soludo Appointed To Mediate With IPOB (Updated: 2 months ago)


A full list of all the people appointed by Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo to address insecurity and the agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been made public.

Recall that Soludo made the appointment on Wednesday. He announced the individuals will mediate with IPOB in the state and other southeast territories.

Top among those named are former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu who is the Chairman of 15-member committee and Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Biafra warlord, Odumegwu (Secretary).

The statement naming the personalities was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.

The committee members were also given six months to conclude their activities.

Others members on the list are Dr Joe Nwaorgu, Dr Udenta Udenta and Dr Uju Agomoh.

Also listed are Dr. Joe Abah, Rev. Fr (Msgnr) Jerome Madueke, Canon Dr. Okechukwu C. Obi-Okoye, Charles Oputa (Charly Boy), Dr. John Otu, Mr. Ngozi Odumuko, Ms Onyeka Onwenu, Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, Sam Egwuatu and Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu.

See full statement below: 

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEE

1.0 Preamble:

Nigeria is facing a historic security challenge, with the character and breadth of the conflicts differing in several parts of the country. In the Southeast of Nigeria, there is a mixture of separatist agitations with crass criminality. Despite the efforts by law enforcement agencies and enormous human and financial resources expended in the bid to contain the conflicts, including the banning/criminalizing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the insurgency (kidnapping, arson, brutal murder of innocent persons, etc) continues to escalate with humongous toll in lives, livelihoods and properties lost daily.

Following the arrest and detention of the leader of IPOB, the organization had, on August 9, 2021 issued a Sit-at-Home order every Monday throughout the Southeast. The brutal enforcement of the order has caused numerous deaths and incalculable damage to the economy of the Southeast. Despite the repeated announcements by IPOB leadership of the cancellation of the Monday Sit-at-Home order, there is continued vicious enforcement by disparate criminal gangs. Currently, every criminal gang claims to be freedom fighters.  In addition to the Monday Sit at Home and its colossal costs, the region is daily experiencing unrelenting doses of kidnapping, killing of innocent persons, banditry, arson, etc. It is estimated that so far more than 150 police and other security personnel as well as an unknown number of innocent persons and criminals have been killed in the raging conflict.Anambra is a key state in the Southeast and Nigeria and has suffered heavily from the unrelenting conflict. 

With the cross-border nature of the crisis, no sustainable solution in one state can happen without a comprehensive understanding of the regional and national dimensions. For example, recent arrests of some of the criminals showed that 85% of them are indigenes of one Southeast state and the remaining 15% from another Southeast state. Not one of them was an indigene of Anambra state. Anambra state, and indeed, the Southeast have huge potentials to leapfrog into an axis of prosperity. But the current crisis poses a near existential challenge which must be tackled with every means possible. 

A sickness accurately diagnosed is halfway to its cure. So far, there have been ad-hoc discussions about, and reactions to, the raging conflict. There has been no systematic platform or framework to engage the various stakeholders with a view to understanding the causes and dynamics of the conflict. Thousands (mostly innocent persons) have died, injured or dispossessed but these have been largely treated as mere statistics. 

How did we get here, and where do we go from here? It is our view that the current situation goes beyond a law enforcement problem. To get to the root of the problem and craft a comprehensive and credible roadmap to the future, we have decided to constitute a “TRUTH, JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEE”.

2.0 The Purpose/Terms of Reference of the Committee:

The purpose of the Committee on Truth, Justice, and Peace is to seek a restorative justice approach for truth-telling or real facts, for the healing of the victims of the violence, accounting for responsibility and accountability of the actors, conditional mercy for the repentant perpetrators, restitution for certain losses and rehabilitation of the perpetrators, for the overall aim of restoration of peace and justice as well as the promotion of development in the State, and the region/Nigeria. 

Given the cross-border nature of the conflict, the focus goes beyond Anambra, and possibly covers the entire Southeast.

Specifically, the Terms of Reference for the Committee are:

1) To identify the remote and immediate causes of the agitations, restiveness, violence, and armed struggle in the South East since 1999.

2) Document victims/circumstances of death, brutality and incarceration.

3) Identify stakeholders and groups who have played critical roles in the agitations and conflicts, their roles, capabilities and demands.

4) Address any other issue(s) that may be germane to unravelling the extent of the crisis and charting the roadmap for the future.

5) Make recommendations for sustainable peace and security in Anambra state/Southeast.

The Committee shall have a direct reporting line to the Governor or his designee, and will be provided with administrative support. The Committee shall be free to draw up the methodology to accomplish its assignment.

3.0 Time Frame:

The Committee shall conclude its work no later than 6 months from its inauguration, with its preliminary report due no later than 2 months after the sunset and the final report after 2 months of receiving feedback on the preliminary report from the government. The Committee shall be inaugurated on a date to be communicated to its members.

4:0  Membership: 

The members of the Committee are as follows:

1) Professor Chidi Odinkalu--- Chairman

2) HE Amb. Bianca Ojukwu --- Member/Secretary

3) Dr. Joe Nwaorgu

4)Dr. Udenta Udenta – Member

5) Dr. Uju Agomoh --- Member

6) Rev. Fr (Msgnr) Jerome Madueke

7) Canon Dr. Okechukwu C. Obi-Okoye

8) Mr. Charles Oputa (Charly Boy)

9) Dr. John Otu 

10) Mr. Ngozi Odumuko 

11) Ms Onyeka Onwenu 

12)Dr. Joe Abah 

13) Mr. Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu 

14) Mr. Sam Egwuatu

15) Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu

Signed:

Prof. Solo Osita Chukwulobelu

Secretary to the State Government, Anambra State.

5th April, 2022

Tags

Add a coment

Recent Posts

Otile Brown
Otile Brown
Killertunes
Killertunes
Hotkid
Hotkid
OlaDips
OlaDips
Wurld
Wurld
Runtown
Runtown
Kida Kudz
Kida Kudz
DJ Tunex
DJ Tunex
Broda Shaggi
Broda Shaggi
Orezi
Orezi
Fuse ODG
Fuse ODG
Pheelz
Pheelz
Umu Obiligbo
Umu Obiligbo
B-Red
B-Red
Ceeza Milli
Ceeza Milli
Rahman Jago
Rahman Jago
Akon
Akon
Dapo Tuburna
Dapo Tuburna
Seyi Vibez
Seyi Vibez
Nasty C
Nasty C
Sinach
Sinach
Lil Frosh
Lil Frosh
Moelogo
Moelogo
King Promise
King Promise
Skaa
Skaa
Omah Lay
Omah Lay
Seyi Shay
Seyi Shay
Dotman
Dotman
CDQ
CDQ
Ice Prince
Ice Prince
Sinzu
Sinzu
Patoranking
Patoranking
Asa
Asa
Ibraah
Ibraah
Eva Alordiah
Eva Alordiah
Simi
Simi
Master KG
Master KG
Singah
Singah
Lilyungage
Lilyungage
Klever Jay
Klever Jay
NAIJAKIT.COM