The eighteen-man committee arrange by Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Monday waded into the lingering clashes between farmers and herders from Abakaliki Native Authorities Space of the state.
The committee summoned all of the farmers and herders within the space with a view to placing to an finish all variations and disaster are militating in opposition to the reign of peace within the state.
Recall that the Native Authorities Advisory Committee was established in 2015 by Ebonyi State Home of Meeting, Legislation 004 and charged with the accountability of advising the Governor on the Normal Affairs of the Native Authorities Areas.
It was gathered that the committee can be an appendage of the Ministry of Border Peace and Battle Decision for the decision of disputes within the state or some other accountability as could also be assigned to the Committee by the Governor together with the settlement of herders/farmers deadlock in all of the 13 LGAs.
DAILY POST learnt that the 18-member committee was drawn from the 13 LGAs of the state together with Abakaliki LGA, the place the assembly of the farmers and herders came about.
Chatting with Journalists shortly after the farmers, herders assembly at Nkaliki, Headquarters of Abakaliki LGA, the Chairman of the Committee, Chief Chukwu Hycianth Nwode, known as on the herders to restrain their cows from destroying crops belonging to farmers and for farmers, to keep away from killing cows belonging to herders.
Nwode, who added that the governor wouldn’t fold his arms and permit anyone to destabilize the prevailing peace within the state, warned each events to restrain from killing anyone for any motive as peace stays paramount to the event of the state.
“Our job may be very easy. The Governor of the state will not be solely a governor however a person who God has given to Nigeria to make peace. We’ll give out our numbers so you’ll be able to name. Don’t kill any cow, don’t kill anyone, and don’t destroy any crops. Allow us to dwell in peace and concord.”
In his remarks, the Secretary of the Committee, Barr. Ikeuwa Omebeh, defined that Nigeria stays an indivisible entity and so, Nigerians in every single place needs to be allowed to coexist and dwell in peace.
He charged the LGA to represent related farmers/herders committee at each group and ward ranges to be able to forestall any type of dispute between each events.
“Ebonyi is essentially the most accommodating state within the nation. I wish to use this chance to thank the Governor for the proactive measures taken thus far. Peace engenders improvement. Ebonyi State governor is the perfect in improvement within the south east.
Representatives of assorted teams together with Miyetti Allah, CAN, conventional Rulers, City Union who spoke through the event, pressured on the necessity for peace to reign in Ebonyi State.