NHRC rec­on­ciles bick­er­ing FCT traders

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

The Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion (NHRC) has rec­on­ciled a quar­rel be­tween the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Traders (NANTS) Abuja chap­ter, and the ex­ec­u­tives of Dei-Dei In­ter­na­tional Tim­ber Traders As­so­ci­a­tion, (DITTA), Abuja.

The com­mis­sion urged them to em­brace peace and work for the unity and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. The ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Traders sent a pe­ti­tion to the com­mis­sion against the DeiDei In­ter­na­tional Tim­ber Traders As­so­ci­a­tion for os­tracis­ing Chief Peter Ezeadua, former chair­man of the Dei-Dei In­ter­na­tional Tim­ber Traders As­so­ci­a­tion, over al­leged abuse of of­fice.

Speak­ing last week dur­ing the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion meet­ing with both par­ties, the ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary of the com­mis­sion, Prof. Bem Angwe, urged them to con­cen­trate on de­vel­op­ing the na­tion’s econ­omy. He ap­pre­ci­ated them for com­ing to the com­mis­sion with their com­plaints rather than tak­ing laws into their own hands.

The Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Traders (NANTS), Ken Ukaoha, said that he was pleased that both par­ties have agreed to main­tain peace.

Ukaoha said that the sanctions placed on Chief Peter Ezeadua were lifted and pend­ing cases in the court with­drawn.

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