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Herders/Farmers’ clashes attributed to lack of accurate data

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Ahmed lbn-Mohamned, the Chairman, Kwara House of Assembly, Committee on Health and Environment, has attributed incessant clashes between Herdsmen and Farmers in Kwara to lack of accurate data of the two groups.

The legislator, APC, Kaima-Wajibe, stated this during Tuesday’s plenary of the House while moving a motion on the need to address incessant clashes between Farmers and Herdsmen in the state.

In his submission on the motion, he said the State Government has failed to implement law of the House on the issue by setting up a special Committee to address the incessant clashes among the two groups.

According to Mr lbn-Mohammed, the committee was expected to undertake the accurate data of the Farmers and Herdsmen with a view to curbing farms’ encroachment by cows and other issues that can lead to conflict.

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Some of the members, who contributed during a debate on the motion, stressed the need for the implementation of the law by the State Government to put an end to clashes among the two groups.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mathew Okedare, while reading the resolution of the House on the motion, urged the Federal Government to commence concrete monuments and mapping of 5,000 kilometres of cattle routes across the country.

The House called on the State Government to constitute Farmers/Herdsmen Committee in the 16 Local Government Areas of the state to monitor their activities

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The resolution directed the state Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Information to collaborate and sensitize Farmers and Herdsmen to maintain harmonious relationship.

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