6th April, 2022
Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra has appointed Bianca Ojukwu as the secretary of the 15-man Truth, Justice and Peace Committee newly set up to help address rising cases of agitation, insecurity, and other challenges in the state.
However, the committee will be chaired by Prof. Chidi Odinkalu.
Other members of the committee include; Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, Dr. Udenta Udenta, Dr. Uju Agomoh, Rev. Fr Jerome Madueke, Canon Okechukwu Obi-Okoye and Mr. Charles Oputa (Charly Boy).
Others are: Dr John Otu, Mr Ngozi Odumuko, Ms Onyeka Onwenu, Dr Joe Abah Mr Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, Mr Sam Egwuatu and Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu.
Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the state government said the committee has six months to complete its assignment.
He said that the purpose and terms of reference of the committee include seeking a restorative justice approach for truth-telling or real facts, for the healing of the victims of the violence.
According to him, the committee is to identify the remote and immediate causes of the agitations, restiveness, violence, and armed struggle in the South East since 1999.
He listed the roles of the committee to include “Document victims and circumstances of death, brutality and incarceration.
“Identify stakeholders and groups who have played critical roles in the agitations and conflicts, their roles, capabilities, and demands.”
He further added that the committee would address any other issues that may be germane to unraveling the extent of the crisis and charting the roadmap for the future.
“Make recommendations for sustainable peace and security in Anambra state and South-East,” the SSG stated.