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Fayemi inaugurates farmers, herders’ peace committee

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Oyo traditional worshippers urge Makinde to set up inter-religious committee

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has inaugurated a peace committee, tagged Farmers-Herders Peace Committee, in Ado-Ekiti to foster peaceful co-existence among various ethnic nationalities resident in the state.

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The governor charged members of the committee to work closely with the communities, traditional rulers, and security agencies to ensure that the farmers-herders’ clashes become things of the past.

Fayemi, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Brig.-Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana (rtd), said that the committee must live up to expectation at establishing all-year-round peace among the inhabitants of the state, particularly in the interior communities.

He said further that herdsmen in the state would register with the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and be issued means of identification to separate genuine herders from criminal elements.
IN the same vein, the Traditional Worshippers Association, Oyo State branch, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde to urgently inaugurate an inter-religious and ethnic committee that will be meeting monthly to deliberate on issues relating to the security situation and governance in Oyo State.

The association stated this in a statement signed by its state Chairman, Dasola Fadiran Adefabi, and Secretary, Dr. Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode, after their meeting at Ose-Meji Temple, Oja-Oba, Ibadan, on Monday.

The traditional worshippers urged Makinde and the Federal Government to accept blame in the lacuna created over insecurity in Ibarapaland and Oke-Ogun, as well as killings, kidnappings, and terrorism in other parts of Nigeria, and asked for a change of strategy.

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