Chairman of the Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Justice Kayode Esho, identified the ‘divergent ills’ of the state as “cultism, chieftaincy, politics, insurgency, and cultism
“Rivers State is saturated with cults and cultism. The Government itself acknowledged te existence of 100 cults, we listed additional 16 cults, and it is one of or recommendations that all these cults should be proscribed”, said Esho, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria while presenting a 572 page report of the Commission to the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt today.
Responding to the recommendations, Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi assured that: “We know is shall be challenging to implement the recommendations of the Commission, but if its going to solve the crises we are in, I am going to implement them. This is not one of the reports that will be thrown to the bins”
The Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission, was inaugurated on November 29, 2007, by Governor Amaechi barely one month after being sworn into office. Amaechi to find lasting solutions to the spate of violence and militancy that had pervaded the state.
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