The Presidency says the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, will participate in today’s Benue and Taraba States stakeholders’ meeting aimed at addressing the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis.
The meeting between the representatives of the two states has been called to resolve the unabated Tiv/Jukun crisis, which of recent, has claimed lives of innocent persons and property.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, said the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, would be attending the meeting, slated for September 4 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, as a stakeholder and guarantor.
According to the presidential aide, in addition to the two state governors, the meeting is expected to be attended by their traditional, religious and political leaders, as well as other stakeholders.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on August 30th appealed to Governors of Benue and Taraba States as well as their traditional and political leaders for an urgent de-escalation of the crisis between the Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups.