FG to establish more grazing routes to check farmers/herdsmen clashes
The Federal Government has said Monday it would establish more grazing routes for cattle herdsmen across the country, as it moves to tackle the seemingly intractable case of
clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers, especially in the northern part of the country.
The government will also register all indigenous and immigrant herdsmen in the country as part of measures towards achieving the objective
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Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the opening ceremony of an International Conference on Security and Development Challenges of Pastoralism in West and Central Africa said that the government would do all it could to checkmate the ugly development.
The theme of the conference is “The role of Pastoralists in Preventing insurgency and Conflicts for National Security” organised by the office of the National Security Adviser in Kaduna, North West Nigeria.
Declaring the conference open, President Goodluck Jonathan, represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, said that the conference was part of the present administration's approach towards tackling insecurity in the country.
He said that under the Federal Government's transformation agenda, livestock production, which is an important part in the agriculture sector has been given enough attention, but expressed fear that the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen had become a threat to national security.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders to continue to promote the cause of peace and dialogue in the country.