BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia
Lawal Musa-Nagogo, the Oriye Rindre in Wamba local government area of Nasarawa state has urged herdsmen to always avoid grazing on farmland in order to avert clashes between them and farmers in the interest of peace and to boost food production in the country.
Musa-Nagogo made the call on Tuesday while addressing his subjects that paid him sallah homage in his palace in Wamba.
The first class traditional ruler equally called on farmers not to take the law in to their hands no matter the damages done to their crops but to report their grievances to the appropriate authority for necessary action.
According to him, “Without peaceful co-existence between the farmers and the herdsmen, agricultural production and the socio-economic development of the country will be affected negatively, hence the need for both of them to embrace one another
Musa Nagogo added that no nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion, hence the need for herdsmen not to graze on farmland to so as to avert clashes between them and farmers in the interest of peace and National development.
He urged the Muslims faithful to sustain the lessons learned during the Ramadan by preaches peace, love and unity and to pray and support leaders at all level to enable them succeed in the task ahead of them.
Also speaking, Alhaji Musa Shuaibu-wayo, the chairman, Interim Management Committee of Wamba local government area of the state urged Muslims and other Nigerians to continue to be their brothers keeper in the interest of development.
“Eid-el–fitr is not only for merry making, but a time to emulate what Prophet Muhammad (SWA) was sent by Almighty God to come and do”.
“Prophet Muhammad preaches peace, love and unity and as true followers of Islam we suppose to emulate the same thing so that we can enjoy blessings of God Almighty here and in the hereafter.
“We must maintain our God-fearing acts which we exhibited during the fasting period by sustaining the lessons and change of attitude, learnt during the Ramadan fast,” he said.
Shuaibu-wayo also urged wealthy individual to assist the less privileged individuals in the society in order to give them a sense of belonging as well as to improve on their standard of living
The Chairman also appealed to Muslims faithful and Nigerians to continue to pray for President Buhari, Gov.Tanko Almakura and other leaders to enable them succeed in the task ahead of them.
Alhaji Rilyanu Lamus, the San Turaki Wamba also urged Muslims to sustain the lessons of the Ramadan and to live in peace, unity and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
Lamus, who is the Nasarawa state Auditor General, assured the Wamba Emirate Council of his loyalty and positive contribution to the development of the area and the state at large.