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Group backs Ganduje’s stance on herdsmen movement



The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA), on Monday, backed Gov. Umar Ganduje of Kano State’s opinion that law should be made to ban herdsmen movement across the country.

In a statement by its President, Mr Hammed Olalekan, the group said that it is in full support of the governor’s claim that such a ban would put an end to farmers/herdsmen crisis.

“Efforts are now being made to ban herdsmen from our forest reserves and open grazing as well as under-age grazing across Yoruba land.

“The call by Gov. Ganduje, undoubtedly, will solve the current clashes and tension in the south-west region.

“We appeal to the governor to push his brilliant resolution beyond a mere talk by lobbying concerned stakeholders to actualise it,’’ Olalekan stated.

He said that the fact that Gov. Ganduje is a stakeholder from the North will make his opinion a considerable one before the Northern governors and lawmakers representing northern states at the National Assembly.

“Being a Northern governor and a Fulani man will make his stance tenable and considered by the northern governors and lawmakers.

“Besides, history will be kind to him if he does it successfully for he will be remembered for the giant peace and unity stride.’’

Olatunde Ajayi

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