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Kwara legislature wants government to implement grazing reserve law


Ilorin- The Kwara legislature has called on the State Government to fully implement the grazing reserve law in order to put an end to frequent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.

The House made the appeal in a resolution after adopting Report of Ad hoc Committee that investigated the recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in Onire District, Asa Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that many lives were lost in clashes that erupted in several villages between the Fulanis and farmers in January.

The clashes also led to destruction of farmlands and property worth millions of naira.

Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee and Deputy Speaker, Prof. Gana Yissa, said in the 20-page report that peace had not fully returned to the affected communities.

The Speaker, Mr Rasak Atunwa, who read the resolution of the House, urged the state government to fully implement the State Grazing Reserve Law.

He said that the implementation of the law would ensure proper monitoring of the activities of cattle rearers in all parts of the state.

The House also called on the veterinary and security officers in the state to check the influx of herdsmen through regular registration of those willing to reside in any local government area.

The legislators also urged the government to implement the provisions of the State Farmers and Herdsmen Settlement of Dispute Law of 2006.

They described peace as an important index for development and advised the state government to embark on sensitisation on peaceful co-existence among the people.

The legislators commended the state government and the Emir of llorin, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, for responding promptly to end the mayhem between the herdsmen and the farmers.

They, however, called for payment of compensation to those who lost farms, houses and other property in the crises (NAN)

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