By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE lingering crisis rocking the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Delta State chapter, has been laid to rest, following a peace agreement by the warring parties.
The council, had in the past months been embroiled in crisis after the January 10, 2017 botched election into its executive committee.
The factional parties however, resolved to sheath their swords at a round table held at the Conference Hall of the Secretary to the State Government in Asaba to pave way for constructive engagement and meaningful development of youths in the state.
The peace accord which was signed by all factions including representatives of NYCN at the 25 local government areas in the state and 26 of its affiliates was facilitated by the Delta State Conflict Management Alliance, DSCMA, in collaboration with the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme NSRP.
It was agreed among other things that election process to fill the remaining vacant positions in the state executive council would be concluded within two weeks while the chairman and all other members returned unopposed and sworn-in should remain.
Fielding question from newsmen, the convener of the DSCMA, Mr Onajite Esike and representative of NSRP of British Council, Monica Ighoroje, who later trained the youths on ‘conflict sensitivity’ after the roundtable discussion, stated that the objective of the training was to strengthen the structure of the NYCN for peace building.