Southwest state finally reveals solution to tackle herders/farmers clash

Southwest state finally reveals solution to tackle herders/farmers clash

- Ekiti state government has provided a solution to end the recurring herders/farmers clashes

- The southwest state plans to implement ranching under the FG's National Livestock Transformation Plan

- This information was disclosed on behalf of Ekiti government by Akin Omole, the information commissioner

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In a solidified effort to tackle and finally curb the ceaseless farmer-herder clashes in Ekiti, the state government would create enclosed ranching.

Nigerian Tribune reports that this is under the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan.

Akin Omole, the information commissioner made the disclosure in a statement, on Monday, March 8.

Southwest state finally reveals solution to tackle herders/farmers clash
Ekiti state to create ranching in order to tackle herders/farmers clash. Photo credit: @kfayemi
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According to Omole, the government noted it would not allow criminal herders who are hibernating in the farms to kill farmers and residents of the state.

It was gathered that the recent resolution emanated from the peace meeting between the leadership of Miyetti Allah and governors as regards the ban on underage, night, and open grazing in Ekiti state.

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This development is coming a few days after Governor Fayemi paid a condolence visit to the families of two farmers killed in their farms by suspected herders in Isaba Ekiti.

The farmers, Toyin Akeju, popularly known as Jisoro, and Yusuf Onuche, were found dead on Saturday, March 6, on the farms with wounds from gunshots reportedly fired by some criminal Bororo herdsmen terrorising the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Seyi Makinde has said that private investors won't be provided with free land by Oyo state for ranching.

The governor stated this following reaction to his statement on the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Oyo.

Makinde in a tweet on Wednesday, March 3, clarified that Oyo state will adopt the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara state.

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