Donga - Josiah Kente, the Speaker of Taraba House of Assembly, on Sunday, urged the people of Southern Taraba to forget about their differences and work toward the development of the area.
Kente made the call at the 3rd Southern Taraba Christian Youth for Peace and Unity Summit in Donga.
He said “God put the Jukuns, the Chamba, Tiv, Kuteb, Hausa/Fulani and Ichen tribes in Southern Taraba to live peacefully and develop the area.”
“It is not by mistake that God put the various tribes in the same area.”
“We must, therefore, put aside our ethnic and religious differences and work together for the progress of this community.”
The guest speaker, Bishop Timothy Yahaya, who is the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), also stressed the need for unity among the people.
He said “you must see one another as brothers and sisters so as to attract rapid development in the community.”
“I urge you to embrace agriculture because it is the first economy that God has given to humanity and it has the capacity to turn your community and the entire state around.”
The media reports that Southern Taraba comprises Wukari, Takum, Donga, Ibi and Ussa local government areas.