- President Buhari cannot be talking on every topic, the presidency has declared
- Speaking on the issues of herdsmen in the country, Femi Adesina said different ideas will be proffered and the one with consensus will be adopted
- Meanwhile, Ganduje has called for the ban on movement of cattle from the north to the south
President Muhammadu Buhari cannot react to every opinion or matter according to the presidency.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, February 9, by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, The Punch reports.
Adesina was reacting to the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issue of herdsmen by notable Nigerians like Wole Soyinka.
In fact, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on his part has gone further, calling for the enactment of a law to abolish the movement of cattle by herdsmen from the northern part of the country to other parts.
And in reaction, Adesina had said:
“When you have knotty issues like this, many ideas will be proffered, many solutions will be canvassed. The President does not have to speak on each and every one of them.
“He does not have to, it was just an idea being proffered. It should be looked into and then if it is a consensus, it should be adopted. But it is not as one idea comes the president speaks on it, another idea comes, the President speaks on it, such must be a talkative president.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in a bid to end the menace of kidnapping, killing, and other forms of criminality associated with some killer herdsmen, northern governors made an important request to the federal government.
Governors from the region on the platform of the Northern Governors' Forum, chaired by the governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, called on the government to support them with grants to begin ranching.
Lalong who spoke on Tuesday, February 9, opined that ranching is the only way out of the recurring clashes recorded between herders and their host communities in the southwest.
Legit.ng had also reported that the presidency revealed its position on the activities of criminals who pose as herdsmen around the country, especially in southwest Nigeria.
In an interview on Tuesday, February 9, Femi Adesina said there was zero-tolerance for violence and terrorism.
Adesina said President Buhari's stand on the issue of persons considered as killer herdsmen is that anyone found with illegal arms should be arrested and tried.
He was responding to claims by Governor Samuel Ortom that the president has maintained silence on the menace caused by the herders.