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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS SPECULATIONS ON HIS LACK OF COMMITMENT TO TACKLING FARMERS AND HERDSMEN CRISIS

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the speculations that he was doing nothing to address the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the country.

He stated this when he received a delegation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari explained that the policy proposed by Federal Government in response to the Farmers and Herdsmen crisis was not meant to colonize any part of the country.

He said the intention of the government was to create grazing locations for cattle rearers which had been misconstrued as another form of colonization.

He also condemned the recent spate of killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, and Zamfara states, noting that the security operatives would ensure prosecution of perpetrators and all those found with illegal arms in the affected areas.

On the issue of Federal Character, the President explained that no ethnic group or political zone had been deliberately marginalized in the appointments made so far.

He, however, added that he would take a second look at areas in which issues had been raised when a compendium of all government appointments is submitted to him.

In a remarks, the CBCN President and Archbishop of Jos, Most Reverend  IgnatiusKaigama, who led  the delegation,  pledged that the Catholic Church in Nigeria would continue to support the Buhari administration.

He added that they would also make their contribution to nation-building through prayers, admonitions and assistance to needy Nigerians.

 

MONITORED/ OKEY EZEONA

 

 

 

 

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