I can end farmers, herders crisis in three weeks – President Tinubu


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared his commitment towards ending the perennial farmers, herders’ crisis in the country.

Speaking on Monday at the inauguration of the mechanised agricultural project in Minna, Niger State, he expressed to readiness to tackle the challenge in the next two to three weeks.

The president vowed to draw up programmes that would bring a halt to the clashes within the stipulated time frame.

Tinubu wondered why the country cannot feed school pupils milk daily despite having the resources and capability, all because of the crisis.

Tinubu, also emphasised the need reorient the herders as well as farming population and make provisions for cattle rearing.

It is on that basis that the president also called on state governors to provide lands that would help in facilitating his programme.

He said: “We must reorient our farming population, including livestock programme. I don’t see why Nigeria can’t feed all our pupils with one pint of milk a day if the dairy system is well harnessed.

“I know what it means as an economic sabotage for cows to eat up the crops and vegetations of our land. When we reorient the herders and make provisions for cattle rearing, governors must provide the land and I as the President is committed to giving you, in two to three weeks’ time, a comprehensive programme that will solve this problem.”

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