Emir of Wamba in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Lawal Musa-Nagogo, has cautioned herdsmen against grazing on farmlands to avoid clashes with farmers.
Musa-Nagogo made the call on Tuesday while addressing his subjects that paid him Sallah homage in his palace at Wamba, Wamba local government area of the state.
He said the measure would promote peace and boost food production in the country.
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 report their grievances to the appropriate authority for necessary action.
“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,’’ he said.
Musa-Nagogo noted that no society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion, hence the need for herdsmen not to graze on farmlands.
He urged the Muslim faithful to sustain the lessons learned during the Ramadan by preaching and promoting peace, love and unity, and to pray and support leaders at all levels to enable them succeed in the task ahead of them.(NAN)