Date: February 28, 2021, 07:32:22 PM
North-west Govs Seek More Time for Ranching: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
A reliable source close to the meeting told THISDAY last night that although the governors expressed reservations over the profiling of herders from the Northern part of the country, more recently in the South-west, they, however, agreed that the lasting solution to the incessant conflict is ranching but asked for more time to develop the modern way of animal husbandry.
Monguno said: “I know there are some people trying to undermine efforts of the government and also security agencies. This will also be brought to an end. It is difficult but not impossible.“One thing President Buhari has always said is that as diverse as we are, our greatest strength resides in that diversity.“Other countries have been able to achieve unity in diversity and there is actually no reason why a country like Nigeria cannot do the same.”
However, a source privy to discussions between the security chiefs and the governors told THISDAY that the states’ helmsmen expressed concern about the profiling of Fulani as criminals, adding that they are under pressure from their people for reprisal against other tribes living in the North.He said the governors urged their colleagues in the South to speak against the threat to Northerners in their domain.