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Borno launches committees to address farmers-herders clashes

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has taken decisive action to address the recurring farmers-herders clashes by inaugurating a committee tasked with finding lasting solutions to the conflict. 

Speaking at the Government House in Maiduguri during the committee’s inauguration, Governor Zulum underscored the importance of the committee’s mandate, emphasizing the need to identify the root causes of the conflicts and recommend preventive measures.

“The mandate of this committee is crucial as it seeks to address the persistent farmers-herders clashes in our state. We must work diligently to ensure that the lives and livelihoods of our people are protected,” Governor Zulum remarked during the ceremony.

Furthermore, Governor Zulum charged the committee with the responsibility of assessing the status of grazing reserves across Borno State, aiming to gain a comprehensive understanding of the situation to inform effective interventions.

The committee, comprising 21 members including representatives from security agencies, the Miyetti Allah Association, the Alhaya Development Association, and traditional institutions, expressed their commitment to fulfilling the assigned tasks.

In addition to the farmers-herders clashes committee, Governor Zulum inaugurated the Bama Phase II Reconstruction Committee and the Streetlight Maintenance and Installation Committee, underscoring his administration’s commitment to rebuilding communities and improving infrastructure across the state.

“We must ensure that our reconstruction efforts are swift and comprehensive, especially in areas like Bama, Abadam, and Kukawa, to facilitate the return of displaced persons and restore normalcy,” Governor Zulum emphasized.

Lawan Wakilbe, the State Commissioner for Education and Chairman of the Bama Reconstruction Committee, expressed gratitude on behalf of all committees for the opportunity to serve. “We are fully committed to carrying out our duties diligently and ensuring that the objectives set forth by Governor Zulum are achieved within the specified timelines,” Wakilbe affirmed.

The Streetlight Maintenance and Installation Committee, chaired by Commissioner of Budget and Planning Babagana Mallumbe, echoed the commitment to enhancing infrastructure and implementing sustainable solutions to reduce maintenance costs.

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