Governor Mohammed Abubakar has described the banning of cattle grazing by the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, in the wake of incessant clashes between farmers and cattle herders, as unbefitting of “national leaders, especially state governors”.
He said the Mr. Fayose’s statement was as condemnable as the crises between the farmers and herders.
Mr. Abubakar said he was worried that Nigeria had not been able to find lasting solutions to such clashes that have resulted in the death of hundreds of Nigerian lives in different parts of the country.
“In a democracy, provisions have been made for anybody that is aggrieved with anything in the country to seek redress. Instead of resorting to making such public pronouncements, there are laid down laws to follow.
“On this matter, I am gladdened with efforts of both the presidency and the national assembly which is conducting public hearings with a view to putting an end to such incessant and senseless killings,” Mr. Abubakar said.
Mr. Abubakar said Nigeria was in dire need of everybody’s contributions for it to be great again and for the economy bounce back.