FCTA Sensitizes Farmers, Pastoralists On Peaceful Coexistence
25 November 2020 Uncategorized
In a bid to address conflicts that may arise between crop farmers and pastoralists, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has taken her sensitisation campaign to Wasa community, karshi, Abuja.
The Administration also distributed supplementary feeds to pastoralists and farmers in the four grazing reserves of the territory.
On the occasion, the Minister of State for FCT Doctor Ramatu Tijani Aliyu said the administration’s rationale was aimed at promoting communal integration among the key groups of persons that are vital to food production, its security and sustainability.
Dr Aliyu who further pointed out that the estimation that Nigeria’s population will continue to witness exponential rise and attendant growth in the demand for food, said this would help to address the situation, adding that the Federal Government of Nigeria was committed to the development of grazing reserves as a key aspect of its Agricultural Promotion Programmes (APP) for the Country.
According to her, “the overall objective is to promote peaceful coexistence towards harnessing the huge potentials that exist in the livestock subsector”.
The Permanent Secretary FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the Administration would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that the people embrace peace especially in grazing reserves areas where clashes often occur among Pastoralists and crop farmers.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the Director of Operations, Planning and Strategy Mr. Samuel Attang, noted that the dry season has been associated with an increase in movement of pastoralists in search of feeds.
On his part, the Acting Secretary of FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Mr. Ibe Prospect said the livestock sector has the capacity to generate jobs, boost production and increase income.