Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has tasked the 19 Northern governors to reel out strategies that would check the persistent crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the region.
Masari said this during a visit by the newly elected chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina Council, Abdulhamid Sabo.
He said the region had enough land that could contain the herders and their cattle in one place instead of roaming about.
“We can settle them in one place and provide basic necessities of life, especially education for them in order to have peaceful co-existence in the region.
“With unity and understanding all the governors can stop the cattle rearers from roaming about,” he said.
Speaking on the Zik Foundation Award conferred on him for rural development, Masari said that his administration would advance the standards of living of his people through careful planning.
“My administration is ready to make careful planning and implement policies and programmes that will improve the living standards of the common man in the state.
“The state government is always ready to partner with media practitioners to discharge their duties effectively,” he said.