Tinubu meets Ganduje, service chiefs, receives report on farmer-herder clashes
President Bola Tinubu on Thursday met with Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the service chiefs at the Aso Rock villa.
The meeting, held at the council chambers of the presidential villa, was about finding solutions to the protracted clashes between farmers and herders in parts of the country.
“President Bola Tinubu is set to receive a report and blueprint from committee members of the national conference on livestock reforms and mitigation of associated conflicts in Nigeria,” the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) posted on X.
Before completing his second term as governor of Kano state, Ganduje worked with stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the problem.
In January, Ganduje inaugurated a committee tasked with planning a national conference that would proffer solutions to farmer-herder clashes.
The 26-member committee was chaired by Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking at the meeting, Ganduje said Jega’s committee has turned in its report which he said is an antidote to the clashes.
“Mr. President, I am convinced that the Report submitted to you here today has the antidote to the problems of the livestock industry,” the former governor said.
“It addresses the key reforms and presents various development options needed for the sustainable development of the sector.
“The implementation of the proposals will enhance productivity, improve livelihoods, promote environmental conservation, address substantial causes of conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and help in reducing the high cost of imports of animal products like milk and beef.”
Over the years, lives, crops and livestock have been lost over clashes between pastoralists and farmers in many parts of the country