Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has urged the federal and state governments to set up grazing areas to address the incessant clashes between herders and farmers in the country.
Al-Makura made the call yesterday in Lafia at the stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Presidential Committee on Farmers/Herders Crises in collaboration with the Nasarawa state government.
Represented by Haruna Osegba, the state commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, the governor also called on private individuals, groups and organisations to set up private ranches to curb the farmers/herdsmen clashes.
He maintained that all established cattle routes should not be blocked during and after harvest so as to guarantee the constitutional rights to the free movement of citizens.
Al-Makura stressed the need to intensify surveillance and patrol by security agencies, and urged farmers and herders to refrain from taking laws into their hands but rather report cases of trespass to constituted authorities for redress.
The governor said perpetrator and sponsors of heinous crimes, including the farmer and herders conflicts, should be promptly arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
Al-Makura noted that the establishment of the Community-Based Conflict Resolution Committees at the state, local government, district and village levels by his administration had yielded tremendous results in resolving conflicts among individuals and communities.
He lauded the intervention of the federal government over the farmers and herders crises, especially the establishment of the Presidential committee headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
KDHA Approves Sum Of Over N223b As Revised Budget For Year 2020
COVID-19: Ayade Charges Residents To Begin Personal Lockdown
Ondo 2020: ‘North Must Retain Governorship Seat’
How We Forced Ortom To Halt Ukpute, Bonta Killings – Media Group
Group Backs Ex-Commissioner For APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary Position
Alleged Murder: ECOWAS Court Delivers Judgement July 13
Federal Character Must Be Observed In Appointment Of NASS Clerk
NEWS21 hours ago
I Don’t Believe In Dialogue With Bandits – Buratai
COVER STORIES10 hours ago
2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, Others Unfold New Political Movement
NEWS20 hours ago
Information Ministry To Create 2million Jobs In Next 3 Years – Lai Mohammed
COVER STORIES10 hours ago
Zenith Bank Ranked Number 1 Bank In Nigeria
NEWS2 hours ago
PMB Swears In Chairman, Members Of FCC, RMAFC, Others
CRIME15 hours ago
Hushpuppi: Group Wants FBI, Interpol To Question Top Politicians Over Links To Alleged Fraudster
NEWS10 hours ago
Protesters Attack FMC Lokoja For Rejecting Pregnant Woman
BUSINESS20 hours ago
PPPRA Fixes Petrol Price Band Of N140.80 To N143.80 Per Litre For July