Abubakar Sani Bello, the Executive Governor of Niger State, has unveiled a strategy to safeguard the interests of the Fulani herders in the state’s 2023 budget by giving the facilities they need to expand their operations there.
Bello said it became essential to give herders a sense of belonging as state residents while addressing at the APC crucial stakeholders meeting in Kontagora Local Government.
According to him “Herders, like other citizens, deserved fair treatment devoid of decriminalisation to enable them freely go about their activities”
He continued: “Adequate measures had been taken to arrest the security challenges in the state, saying that the strategies being adopted would not be disclosed due to the activities of informants in the communities”
Gov Bello appealed to the federal government to rehabilitate the dilapidated Minna-Kontagora federal road to ease motorists’ movement and boost economic activities in the area.
Receiving the Governor at his palace, the Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Alhaji Muhammadu Barau Mu’azu II, stressed the need for security agencies to intensify efforts to end insecurity.