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FG determine to end farmers/herders


The federal government is determined to end the persistent conflicts between farmers-herders through the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
Advisor on Rule of Law to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, stated this on Thursday in Kaduna during a capacity building workshop for community and religious leaders on conflict prevention and resolution.
She said the NLTP is ten year plan, aimed at ending the crises between farmers and herders, especially in Zamfara, Kaduna,Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Adamawa and Nasarawa states which are worst affected.
She said the federal government in its quest to end the crisis, developed the plan after a year long consultations with stakeholders from the affected states to get their inputs.
She lamented that “the farmers/herders crises has become one of Nigeria’s gravest security challenges in recent times” noting that although the problem has been in existence for decades, it significantly worsened in 2014 resulting in many deaths.
She said the federal government is using all its might and resources to find a lasting solution to the problem.
“It is against this background that the federal government in 2018 unveiled the NLTP – 2018 to 2027, a ten year plan as part of its strategy for tackling the crises…” she said.
She said the NLTP is divided into six pillars which include, economic investment, conflict prevention and resolution, justice and security, humanitarian response as well as information, education and strategic communication.
“Specifically, the conflict prevention and resolution pillar will support rebuilding relationships at community level to promote mutual trust, confidence building and consolidation of peace process.
“This focuses on capacity building of community leaders in peace building, conflict resolution and management amongst others and that is why we are here today” she said.
She added that, the workshop aimed at providing community and religious leaders involved in peace building, the practical skills and capacity to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts effectively.
Also in her remarks, Kaduna state Attorney General and commissioner for Justice, Umma Aliyu-Hikima, said the workshop was timely, in view of the persistent clashes between farmers and herders.
She said the workshop will go a long way in resolving the conflict between herders and farmers.
She said one of the objectives behind the establishment of a peaceful commission by the Kaduna state government is to adopt proactive measures in the development and implementation of strategies that will promote peace and harmonious coexistence in the state.
“W also established the Kaduna Multi-door Court, to resolve disputes between parties whose cases could be resolve using alternative dispute resolution.
”Citizens right department was established in the ministry of justice where complaints of aggrieved parties are being handled through mediation” the commissioner said.


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