NEC asks States to compensate herders/farmers crisis victims

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The Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday agreed state governments should compensate of farmers/herders crises, who have lost livelihoods.

The Council, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, also encouraged states promote the modernisation of farming.

These were two of the decisions reached during the meeting at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential villa, Abuja.

Speaking on the matter at the post-council meeting briefing, Governor Dapo noted many people suffered losses in targeted attacks and must be made have a sense of compensation.

He said the council re-committed the protection of all residents without discrimination, adding that Governors would also ensure that criminals are arrested and prosecuted.

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The Nation