Nasarawa Traditional ruler advocates for grazing route
Urged federal govt. to implement previous reports on farmers/herdsmen crisis
By Attah Adgidzi
The paramount traditional ruler of the Mada Nation, the Chun Mada, Mr. Samson Gamu Yare has advocated for the creation of grazing routes as panacea to end the lingering farmers/herdsmen crises in the country.
According to the traditional rulers, federal government should dust the reports of goruos and individuals produced in past and implement them religiously in order to end the crises.
He particularly said, federal government should dust the report of late General Dogo Yaro submitted during Gowon/Babagida regime, which yielded result at that time should be revisited and implemented.
The Chun Madam who was reacting in response to question put at him on the recent development in Nasarawa State in his palace in Akwanga, however condemned the call for colony for fulani herdsmen and their cattle.
The traditional ruler then blamed the continue farmers /herdsmen clashes in the country, with particular reference in Nasarawa State as political motivated, calling on various stakeholders in the southern senatorial zone to close ranks peace and unity.
Mr. Yare therefore called on residents of the state to embrace each other as brothers and sisters for peace, progress and stability, saying that if God had wanted us to leave separately as blacks and white people, or be one ethnic group all together, he would have do so, adding that our creation is for us to exist and coexist perfectly together without acrimony and bitterness.
According to him, the federal government should down memory lane. We have missed the path for a very long time on the cattle route.
“The cattle routes that have existed before, predating 1976 have fissile out. Government should design new route in view of the emerging circumstances as result of the population, which triggered the scampering for food and safety and the cattle are also increasing in number.
“what needed to be done is for the federal government to map out grazing routes and serious advocacy should be made that people…, this is just as building under high-tension , which is more catastrophe than the Fulani strike.
He said, much as advocacy really matter, government should watch out for negative propaganda in the process.
While calling for understanding among and between the various ethnic nationalities, the chun mada urged government to objectively pursue the matter with human face and address it in topographical point of view by mapping cattle route.
Mr Yare attributed “some of these crises are propelled or motivated politically, stressing it as unfortunate that the crises were politicized.