President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Farmers and Herders to respect each other, promising them to find a lasting solution to their problems.
“I appeal to all farmers and herders for restraint, mutual respect and tolerance for one another as people destined to live together in this great country. I appeal for patience and understanding as the administration works towards lasting solutions to these conflicts.”
The president urged the herders to support him in the task of bringing lasting peace to the country.
He also called on state governors to work with the Minister of Agriculture, who he said, had been mandated to work out a solution with the states by which herders will have access to water for their livestock, and farmers will have security against the destruction of their farmlands.