Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM)
WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE
From our Blog:
Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM) took another bold step towards expanding its peacebuilding and peace-making processes in the 23 local government areas of the state in the month of August with a training workshop for Chikun Local Government Peace Committee. Organized by the Commission, and sponsored by Kudirat Abiola Sabon Gari Peace Foundation, 30 persons were drawn from all the wards in the LGA, participants were trained on early warning and early response (EWERS). Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Permanent Commissioner, Hajiya Khadijah Hawaja Gambo the training programme came about at
Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA) and Kaduna State Peace Commission (KSPC) are collaborating to advance the peace process between the Ganawuri (Riyom Local Government Area) and Attakar communities (Kaura Local Government Area) in Plateau and Kaduna states respectively. Already two interactive sessions have been held at Abuja and Jos with traditional leaders from both communities, PPBA and KSPC, and representatives from the US embassy and United States Institute for Peace (USIP) attending as observers and facilitators. At their last interactive session in Jos, the traditional rulers of Ganawuri, HRH, Ata Ten Yakubu
Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM) has stepped up efforts aimed resolving the crisis between Gure and Kahugu communities in Lere and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna State. Both communities are locked in a boundary tussle that has claimed lives and property in the last three years. At the centre of the crisis is a patch of land stretching nearly ten kilometres, and which is considered fertile for agricultural purposes by both communities. A KAPECOM delegation visited the area in December 2019 on a fact finding mission and held discussions with the
Who We Are
Our people and communities have to be assisted to rise above the limitations of identity politics and its fixation on the things that divide. This government believes in a common humanity and upholds the right to citizenship of everyone who lives in the state… – Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.
The primary objectives of the Commission are:
- The adoption of proactive measures in the development and implementation of strategies that would promote peace and harmonious co-existence;
- Conflict prevention
- Non-violent intervention, mediation and peaceful resolution of conflicts and disputes at communal and inter-group levels across the State.