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Attorney General of the Federation Asks FG To Create Agency For Herdsmen’s Activities

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has called for the establishment of a Commission for Pastoralism that’ll be regulated by law to curb the protracted farmer-herders’ crisis in the country.

Speaking at a Peace, Unity and Security Lecture Series, organised by the Leaders and Life News House, in Abuja on Tuesday, Malami said the establishment of the commission is a good step to take.

Malami, represented by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, also asked the Federal Government to set up a regulated grazing reserve in the place of pastoral system of farming and animal husbandry.

“Nigeria is predominately agricultural in nature and by geography. To that extent, there is constant mobility of herders across the different belts of Nigeria. It is, perhaps, time to consider setting-up of a commission for pastoralism regulated by law.

Simply addressing farmer-herder crisis from purely theoretical perspectives often devoid of reality and without synchronization with the needs and aspirations of the involved stakeholders is not only counter-productive, but inimical to the emergence and sustenance of a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria,” he said.

Loveth Ogedegbe: Wednesday, 17 February 2021 at 2/17/2021 07:19:00 pm


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