By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Governor Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State has been commended for his commitment towards security and safeguarding lives and property in the state and the nation.
The commendation was handed down by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and the leader of a delegation of the National Economic Council’s sub-committee on a fact-finding visit to Nasarawa State.
Gov. Umahi speaking to the press following discussions with his Nasarawa counterpart described the Governor Almakura as a man of great wisdom and a true leader who is honest and seeking the peace of the nation.
He commended Gov. Almakura’s actions at handling the current issues facing the state, stating that he would be one of the sources towards a peaceful resolution of this unfortunate incident .
He said that their mandate was look into the crisis between farmers and herders and find ways of resolving them.
He made it clear that they would hear from stakeholders, farmers, herdsmen, security even the governors on how to bring peace to their various regions .
Also Speaking, Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura said they were lucky to have someone with the pedigree of Eboyi State Governor heading our zone who would find the ways and means to find a solution to the crisis.
Gov. Almakura commended NEC under the leadership of the Vice President , stating that “they have done us proud by getting committed , and it is up to us leaders to find ways to bring about peace in the nation”.
Gov. Almakura also stated that there was no farmer herder problem within the Nasarawa state as the state had its community based conflict resolution mechanism which had been in use for over 4 years to regulate activities between farmers and herders and had recorded success by keeping Nasarawa peaceful.
The visit was due to the directive of a 10-man working group set up by the National Economic Council headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to look into the crisis which has led to the deaths of dozens since the beginning of the year.
The sub-committee, which comprises of five governors, was directed to hold consultations with stakeholders and interested parties in the affected states on how to end the conflicts.