It was a memorable day of celebration, as chiefs, elders, youths, and children of Ogurama Community in Degema Local Government Area, Saturday, gathered to witness the return of peace to the ancient island community.
This was as the Executive Chairman of DELGA, Hon. Michael John Williams, in furtherance of his peace efforts in the LGA, brokered peace amongst youths of Ogurama Community, who had been at daggers drawn with each other.
The ugly situation, which led to the self-exilement of some groups from the community for a couple of years, was however peacefully resolved, following the mediation of the Council Boss.
Speaking at a one-day peace summit in Ogurama, the DELGA Sheriff, who emphasized that peace is priceless and terror senseless, noted that Ogurama and other communities of Degema LGA needed to be peaceful and united, in order to attract development from both government and private investors.
He added that no meaningful development would take place in a rancorous and turbulent environment unless the people embraced peace.
Hon. Williams appealed to the various groups and their leaders to genuinely forgive one another and move on in the spirit of brotherliness, whilst also turning a new leaf and engaging themselves in meaningful ventures to better their individual lives, community, LGA, and Rivers State at large.
He urged the community members to be vigilant and checkmate the activities of strange faces, who may take advantage of the community’s hospitality to perpetrate crime and criminality, adding that Ogurama is a peace-loving community, which needed to protect its image from hirelings and mercenaries.
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