Fulani Killings: Presidency Reveals Details of Osinbajo, Governors, Minsters’ Meeting
The presidency has revealed details of deliberations of the Working Group set up by the National Economic Council, NEC, on the Herdsmen-Farmers violence in some parts of the country.
The meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
His spokesman, Laoulu Akande, in a statement Thursday night, said the group had constituted a Sub-Committee to visit frontline States in the conflict, hold consultations with stakeholders and interested parties on how to end the conflicts.
It was resolved that the Sub-Committee, which has Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State as Chairman, would visit Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Adamawa States in order to understand the different dynamics of the conflict and develop long term workable solutions.
Other members of the Sub-Committee are the Governors of Plateau, Benue, Taraba, and Adamawa States, while the committee would co-opt relevant experts and technical groups in the discharge of its assignment.
The meeting was attended by the Governors of Zamfara, Abdul’aziz Yari; Ebonyi, David Umahi; Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Plateau, Simon Lalong; Adamawa, Bindo Umaru Jubrilla; and the Deputy Governors of Oyo, and Benue States; Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo & Engr. Benson Abuonu.
The Minister for Agriculture & Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, and the Interior Minister, General Abdulrahman Dambazau, were also in attendance.
At its meeting last month, the NEC decided to constitute a Working Group that will work in accordance with the President’s commitment to ensuring that all perpetrators of violence in the clashes are brought to book and bring an end to the conflicts.