Professor Warisu Alli has described the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) as an organization with more potentials and great capacity for research and advocacy that the federal government to leverage on in untwining Nigeria insecurity impasse.
Professor Alli gave the description at his valedictory speech at the institute in Abuja. Alli, a Professor of the Political Science Department of the University of Jos was on a year sabbatical to the IPCR where he served as the Director of Research and Policy Analysis.
Alli condemned the hoarding of knowledge and ideas and encouraged the researchers of the institute to imbibe the spirit of openness and idea sharing for better products which may help the government and policy makers especially at this period in time.
He commended the Director General of the IPCR, Professor Oshita O. Oshita for the transformational agenda at the institute and his enthusiasm that he impacted on the staff of the institute for greater productivity. He also thanked the management and the entire staff of IPCR for their cooperation and docility.
Earlier, the Director General of the IPCR, Professor Oshita O. Oshita thanked Professor Alli for the efficient mentorship of the research staff of the institute and for establishing the Directorate of Research and Policy Analysis.
Prof. Oshita described Alli as professor extraordinaire and acknowledged the spirit of commitment and diligence he impacted on the institute. He said he would continue to remain a model for researchers in the country while wishing him well as he resumed duty at the university.
In a similar vein, the directors and staff who spoke on behalf of the various departments of the institute expressed happiness for the privilege of working closely with Prof. Alli renowned for well research works having served as director of research for several years especially at the NIIA.
Abu I. Michael
Media Assistant to DG, IPCR