The Sokoto State governor, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has praised the President Muhammadu Buhari’s grazing reserve policy, saying it will ensure better security, improve the health condition of herds and also make more economic sense.
Tambuwal made this statement on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 when he paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the government house in Owerri, the state capital of the south eastern state.
The governor, who is also a former speaker,called on all Nigerians, especially the northerners, to support the policy, as it would guarantee better security for herds and herdsmen as well as people living within the affected areas.
The policy is part of the federal government’s effort to put an end to attacks on communities by herdsmen which had been on the increase.
Governor Tambuwal, who was on his way to Abia State for a function stopped by in Owerri to commiserate with the Governor over gruesome murder of Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme by Muslim fanatics in Kano State.
Governor Tambuwal condemned the act in its totality.
He said: “Islam is a religion of peace and not destruction and as such, people should not hide under the guise of Islam and religion to perpetrate evil against fellow Nigerians”.
Responding to Governor Tambuwal, Governor Okorocha said the unity of the country was more paramount at this time.
He also called on all leaders from the North and the South to unite for a better Nigeria.
Hattip to Channels TV