- Issues of security and herdsmen/farmers’ clashes is expected to feature seriously in 2019 general elections according to Kano state governor
- The governor also claimed his invitation to herdsmen was based on the fact the state has abundant grazing areas and dams
- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his government has started providing some facilities and discouraging our herdsmen from going outside the state
Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor says the issues of security and herdsmen/farmers’ clashes will be a key in the 2019 general election.
He stressed the need for security agencies to coordinate together to achieve durable results.
The governor also said spread of false information on the social media could help to compound the country’s security, especially as the 2019 election draws near, Guardian reports.
Ganduje claimed his administration’s offer of grazing reserves for herdsmen was based on the fact that the state has abundant grazing areas and dams.
After identifying five grazing areas in Kano, we have started providing some facilities and discouraging our herdsmen from going outside the state.
“We want to use the Falgore Forest, especially now that security situation has improved. We have designed how to construct some dams. We had to start with feasibility study and that is what we are doing. There are some rivers and dams in the forest, which we have to harness to provide some facilities for herdsmen. That is why we are inviting them to come,” he said.
NAIJ.com had reported that no fewer than 2,000 people defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state on Monday, March 13.
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The APC members defection to PDP took place in Sumaila local government area of Kano state.
Nigerians want PDP back in 2019 - Goodluck Jonathan declares at PDP Caucus Meeting - on NAIJ.com TV.