Minister Hails Jigawa Govt’s Farmers’-Herdsmen Conflict Resolution Initiative

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

The farmers and herdsmen conflict resolution scheme initiated by the Jigawa State government has been commended by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Akinwumi Adesina.

Adesina gave the commendation Saturday when he met with farmers’ groups at Adaha village in Auyo, Jigawa.

He said that the provision of wind mills, pasture, development of grazing lands and demarcation of cattle routes as well as establishment of committees had fostered peace in the state.

“In Jigawa, you have an interesting module to check farmer/herdsmen clashes.

“It is a good thing which should be emulated in other states”, he said.

Adesina also praised the state government for its support to farmers and other programmes initiated to boost agriculture development.

The minister also reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to complete the Hadejia project as well as support the state government in the sustainable development of the sector.

Also speaking, a farmer, Hajiya Talle Adaha, while urging government to construct an access road in Hadejia plantation to ease transportation of farm produce to the market, pleaded with the Federal Government to give priority fertiliser allocation to women and youths.