The Chief of Staff, Adamawa State Governor House Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN and Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Adamawa State Police Command DSP Suleiman Y. Nguroje have extolled SELL Foundation Nigeria for their efforts in peace building, child protection and prevention of Gender based violence in Adamawa State and the North East region of Nigera.
They made the commendations separately when some staff and volunteers of the foundation paid them advocacy visits at the Adamawa State Government House and Adamawa State Police Headquarters respectively.
In his remarks, Professor Maxwell Gidado lauded SELL Foundation for the wonderful work they are doing especially in Adamawa State and for their commitments towards community building. He observed that Child abuse and domestic violence are the most challenging issues the society is faced with in recent times. He stated that SELL programme is welcoming developments to the Adamawa State government as he is going to use his office to offer SELL the necessary support in carrying out their activities in the state. Equally, he promised to link up SELL volunteers in Adamawa with Government agencies that are into human capacity development so as to make their inputs for the development of the state.
On his part, Suleiman Y. Nguroje, PPRO submitted that the Nigerian police force has initiated units that fight against crimes committed which are in consonants with the SELL programme in the areas of Child abuse and domestic violence. The police force has also identified with groups and critical stakeholders that are likeminded to fight against crime in the state. Suleiman on behalf of the police force assured SELL team of his maximum cooperation as the police continue to work for the protection of citizens and community development.
Similarly, the team visited Most Rev Amos Yakubu, the Bishop Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, Muslim Council of Nigeria Adamawa State chapter, Christian Youth Wing (YOWICAN), and Vigilante group in Adamawa State to intimate them on the areas of SELL Foundation’s intervention and the forth coming training on countering violence extremism.
Most Rev. Yakubu applauded SELL and stated that he is always happy seeing his youths engaging themselves in programmes that can bring positive changes to their lives and the community. He added that SELL Foundation has always been supportive and they always sent report of activities to his office. Bishop Yakubu called on the young people working with him to give same support to the incoming Bishop as he prepares to vacate the office come March 2021. He however assured SELL of his continued support.
Also speaking, Malam Gambo Jimka, Chairman Muslim Council Adamawa chapter, appreciated the Foundation and the already existing synergy built with the Muslim community in the state. He added that the Council is always willing and ready to support any course that will bring people together in unity for peace and development which SELL stands for. He further emphasized the importance of cordial relationship as a panacea for peace. He said the relationship between SELL and the Muslim council has helped to build the confidence between the Council and SELL Foundation. He called on young people to avoid anything that is contrary to the teaching of their religion but engage in things that will bring positive changes to their lives. He assured SELL of his continues support and blessings.
Written by Emily Ranna Yinala
SELL Communications Officer