By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
The Kano State Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Shehu Adamu disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture is working out good modalities to promote peace and unity between the farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country.
He stated this at Kunnawa Dam Grazing Reserves which was upgraded by the ministry last season, adding that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is making good impact in resolving the issues of farmers/herdsmen clashes in Nigeria which is a landmark achievements as seen in everywhere under the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh and his lieutenants.
Mohammed Shehu Adamu added that in a near future, clashes between Fulani and farmers will no longer be a cause for alarm in Nigeria because the present administration is bringing out more solutions to clashes between the farmers and Fulani herdsmen since inception for peacefull co-existence between the two important sides
Commenting on the settlements of the herdsmen at Kunnawa Grazing Reserves, the state director said that ” what we see today is a testimony that the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development is striving seriously to makes the livelihood of herdsmen more reliable and in a peacefull condition, so we are here to meet you and see how you are living in this area because we need peace and unity between you and farmers in everywhere”. He stressed.
During the site tour, farmers working around the Kunnawa Dam through their spokeperson, Malam Abdulmudallib Dungurawa commended the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development for rehabilitating many earth dams in Nigeria which shows that the present administration is trying it’s best in promoting agriculture and reducing migrations to urban areas in search of job, and disclosed that” we are now living peacefully with the herdsmen that are settled here since the repairs of this dam, therefore we are proud to be a united partners”. He concluded.
In his remark on behalf of the herdsmen living in Kunnawa Dam, their leader Ardo Alhaji Geza thanked the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development for taking them into consideration as Nigerians, and assured that there will be no misunderstandings between the two sides because they are all partners in progress, and called on the ministry to demarcate their surrounding in order to avoid encroaching their grazing reserve by some selfish farmers.