Farmers-Herders Clash: 4 Northern Govs. Visit Ogun
Four Northern Governors and Two southern Governors have converged on Abeokuta at a stakeholders parley to find lasting solution to Farmers and Herders clashes in the South West Region.
Speaking at the Forum, the Northern Governors called on the federal government to encourage and support the herders in practicing modern system of animal husbandry.
In their separate contributions, The Kano state Governor Alhaji Abdullai Ganduje and his Counterpart from Niger State, Governor Abubakar Bello stressed the need for government to introduce ranches as being practiced all over the world.
The Governors who urged the federal government to invest in herdsmen, said the Northern Governors were proposing to stop open grazing in the Country.
The Chairman South West Governors’ Forum, and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu called on Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria MACBAN to work with relevant agencies towards curbing activities of kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the country.
In a remark, Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun said his administration would facilitate signing of treaty between the Farmers and herdsmen towards promoting peaceful coexistence in the state.
Ealier, The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter Mr Olusegun Dasaolu had called on government to find lasting solution to Farmers and Herdsmen crisis in the state.
Also National President, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Mr Mohammodu Kirowa , represented by National Secretary of the Association Mr Uthman Ngelzarma pointed out that the herdsmen were most affected in the Crisis, and urged the government to come to their aid.
The Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bangudu, Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle, Traditional Rulers, Community Leaders and other dignitaries were present at the stakeholders parley.