The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed various steps that can resolve the crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria.
In a statement he personally signed on Saturday, the former Lagos State Governor urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to convene a meeting between state governors, security operatives, herdsmen, farmers, and traditional rulers over the lingering crisis.
The APC chieftain rumoured to be eyeing the presidency in 2023 asked the government and stakeholders to work out principles aimed at resolving the persistent crisis.
Tinubu said: “Based on these strategic observations, I recommend the federal government convene a meeting of state governors, senior security officials, herder and farmer representatives, along with
traditional rulers and religious leaders.
“The purpose of this meeting would be to hammer out a set of working principles to resolve the crisis.
“After this meeting, governors of each state should convene follow-up meetings in their states to refine and add flesh to the universal principles by adjusting them to the particular circumstances of their states.
“In addition to religious and traditional leaders and local farmer and herder representatives, these meetings shall include the state’s best security minds along with experts in agriculture (livestock and farming), land use and water management to draw specific plans for their states.”