ABUJA (IPCR Report) – The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal University, Wukari, (FUW) Taraba State to explore the possibilities of peace building and state building.
While speaking at the event held in Abuja recently, the Director-General Institute of the Institute, Prof. BakutT. Bakut, said that the MoU would provide a framework for monitoring conflicts, their causes, actors, dynamics among others with the view of nipping them in the bud.
He expressed the commitment of the Institute towards collaborating with the Federal University Wukari to stem violence in the state and beyond. He said the MoU would guide the collaborative efforts of the two institutions toward the establishment of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Centre in Taraba State for the benefit of the state and Nigeria at large.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof.Anthony Bature, who spoke earlier, said that the University was established in 2011 and there was no better time than now to have signed the MoU with the Institute, as it also focuses on research, education and human capacity building generally.
He lamented the violent conflicts confronting the state which according to him were of various dimensions and that the partnership with the Institute would help in understanding the conflict dynamics for better approaches in dealing with them. He said, “There is a need to clearly study the situation and I am sure the Institute has the expertise that can conduct research and proffer solution.”