- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has opened up on the crisis between herders and farmers in the country
- According to the APC national leader, stakeholders must move decisively to end the spiral of death and destruction
- The former governor urged President Buhari to call a meeting to address the brewing crises
National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has spoken on the brewing herdsmen-farmers crises in Nigeria.
According to him, the destruction of crops or seizure of property of an innocent farmer or herder is an act of criminality.
Premium Times reports that Tinubu in a statement Saturday, March 13, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an emergency meeting of stakeholders to address the crisis.
The former governor recommended that state governors, senior security officials, representatives of herders and farmers, along with traditional rulers and religious leaders be invited to the meeting.
He explained that the agenda for the meeting would be to hammer out a set of working principles to resolve the crisis.
“To accomplish this goal, wise policy must include the following elements: Maintain reasonable and effective law enforcement presence in affected areas.
“Help the herders’ transition to more sedentary but more profitable methods of cattle-rearing. Unoccupied public land can be fenced into grazing areas or ranches and leased to herders on a very low-cost, nominal basis."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidency said President Buhari cannot react to every opinion or matter.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, February 9, by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president.
Adesina was reacting to the call for the Nigerian leader to address the issue of herdsmen by notable Nigerians like Wole Soyinka.
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