Yahaya Abdullahi, the Senate leader has told State Governors to seem for other ways to tackle insecurity in their respective states instead of always getting to the Presidency for solutions.
Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, February 8, Abdullahi said the Senate was disturbed that herdsmen/farmers’ crises, banditry, and insurgency remain unabated.
He also announced that Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice’s motion on the incessant clashes between herders and farmers across the country, are going to be debated on the ground of the senate today February 9.
“These are issues that ought to be resolved at the local level either through dialogue anchored on the spirit of giving and take.
“Whatever crises that are involved should be resolved by political leaders at appropriate levels be it, at the National Assembly, at the extent of the governors, government and even councillorship level where state actors are expected to take a seat down with their people in order that tons of those issues are often articulated and addressed by the local population.
“In fact, this is often what the governors at their levels should do and not always running to the presidency to unravel one dispute here and there.
“This may be a federation and we’re all politically responsible leaders. I can assure you that in no distant time, these inter-communal conflagrations would be resolved.”
Abdullahi added that the criminalization of an ethnos amid the clashes need urgent intervention.
“These are sorts of crises that has got to be addressed promptly and squarely in preventing ethnic entrepreneurs from hijacking the entire situation and putting the country in peril.
“There are existential issues that have set communities that have hitherto lived together peacefully, against one another either for political advantage or political matters.”