The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged the Federal Government to convene a stakeholders’ meeting in resolving the farmer-herder crisis in the country.
He disclosed this in a statement he signed and issued to newsmen yesterday, in Lagos.
Tinubu urged the Federal Government to convene a meeting between state governors, security operatives, herdsmen, farmers, and traditional rulers over the lingering crisis. He said the government and the relevant stakeholders should work out principles aimed at resolving the persistent crisis.
According to the former governor, farmers and herders need to be supported by improving their method of operations to modern templates.
He said law enforcement agents are required in rural communities, adding that both federal and state governments “need to employ new technology and equipment to enhance the information gathering/surveillance and response capabilities of law enforcement”.
The Asiwaju further said the measures alone will not provide the needed solution, adding that everyone “must get hold of our better selves to treat this matter with the sobriety it requires”.
He added that Nigerians must unite against religious affiliations and ethnic sentiment by shunning violence and embracing peace.