Famers/herders’ clash: Kwara ap­proves graz­ing re­serve, stock route

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

The Kwara State govern­ment has ap­proved es­tab­lish­ment of graz­ing re­serve and stock route across the state to re­duce herders/farm­ers’ clash.

The state’s Com­mis­sioner for In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Prince Tunji Moron­foye, dis­closed this yes­ter­day while brief­ing news­men af­ter the ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil meet­ing.

It was gath­ered that the de­ci­sion was se­quel to last year’s bloody clash be­tween herders and Yoruba in­hab­i­tants of Alapa in Asa Lo­cal Govern­ment Area, where sev­eral people were killed.

Fol­low­ing the clash, the govern­ment set up a fact-find­ing com­mit­tee which sub­mit­ted its re­port re­cently and a white paper was is­sued.

Moron­foye, who briefed news­men along­side his coun­ter­parts in the Min­istries of Health and Works and Trans­port, Al­haji Ab­dul Kay­ode and Dr. Amuda Kan­nike, said five people has been recog­nised as “ar­row­heads” of the mayhem.

He how­ever added that po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing.

To fore­stall a re­cur­rence of the clash, the com­mis­sioner said: “First of all, we are go­ing to get graz­ing re­serves and there is go­ing to be a stock route which would be fol­lowed so that they don’t af­fect the farms. The stock route where these cows and live stock will go through is go­ing to be clearly de­fined and the graz­ing re­serve would be es­tab­lished every­where in Kwara State”.

Also speak­ing, the Com­mis­sioner for Health, Ab­dul Kay­ode, said govern­ment ap­proved the es­tab­lish­ment of a Hospi­tal Man­age­ment Board to man­age all the state-owned gen­eral hos­pi­tals, adding that all the five re­mod­elled hos­pi­tals would be com­mis­sioned soon.

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