Osun Government To Take Census Of Herders, Migrants
Osun State Government is to commence massive enumeration and headcount of herders and migrants in the State.
The State Government said this would be done through data capturing to enhance proper profiling of herders residing in the State as part of efforts to strengthen cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence between the Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba crop farmers.
This was the outcome of a meeting convened by the leadership of the State Committee on Peaceful Co-existence Between Fulani/Bororo farmers and Crop Farmers held with the heads of Fulanis and Bororos known as “Serikis” at the Conference Hall, State Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Mudasiru Toogun, said the decision was necessary as part of efforts to update the statistics and data of migrants living in the State.
He said the initiative would help to determine the population of the migrants so as to prevent any form of security threat that might arise from unchecked influx of herdsmen.
Alhani Toogun said the initiative would further help to give the government an insight into necessary infrastructure required to support the Fulani and Bororo immigrants living in the State.
The Chairman of the Committee who applauded the participants who were largely heads of Fulanis and Bororos said the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola would leave no stone unturned to ensure peaceful cohabitation between Yoruba farmers and Fulani/Bororo herders.