How I Will Tackle Farmers and Herders Clashes in Kogi State – Admiral Usman Jibrin

by J.J Olawuyi

Kogi State, August 29, 2023 – Admiral Usman Jibrin, the Accord Party’s governorship candidate for Kogi State, has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to address the persistent farmers and herders clashes that have plagued the state. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Jibrin laid out a set of innovative ideas aimed at bringing lasting peace and prosperity to the state’s agricultural and pastoral communities.

The Challenge: Farmers and Herders Clashes

For years, Kogi State has witnessed recurring conflicts between farmers and herders over access to land, grazing routes, and resources. These clashes have resulted in loss of lives, destruction of property, and economic setbacks for the state.

Admiral Usman Jibrin’s Vision: A Path to Harmony

Admiral Usman Jibrin’s vision for addressing these conflicts is built upon a foundation of dialogue, inclusivity, and sustainable development. Here are the key components of his plan:

1. Conflict Resolution Centers: Admiral Jibrin proposes the establishment of conflict resolution centers strategically located in vulnerable areas. These centers will serve as platforms for dialogue, mediation, and dispute resolution between farmers and herders.

2. Grazing Reserves and Ranching: To reduce clashes over grazing land, Jibrin plans to create well-managed grazing reserves and encourage the adoption of ranching practices. This move aims to provide herders with designated areas for their livestock while protecting farmlands from encroachment.

3. Agricultural Investment: Jibrin advocates for increased investment in agriculture, including the provision of modern farming equipment, access to credit, and training for farmers. Boosting agricultural productivity can reduce competition for scarce resources and improve livelihoods.

4. Community Policing: The governorship candidate emphasizes the importance of community policing to maintain law and order in rural areas. Strengthening local security initiatives can help prevent and manage conflicts more effectively.

5. Education and Awareness: Jibrin’s plan includes educational campaigns to promote understanding and cooperation between farmers and herders. He believes that awareness programs can help dispel myths, stereotypes, and mistrust that often fuel conflicts.

6. Youth Empowerment: Engaging and empowering young people in both farming and livestock management can create new opportunities and reduce the potential for conflict. Skill development programs will be a key aspect of this strategy.

7. Government Accountability: Admiral Jibrin pledges to ensure transparent and accountable governance in land allocation, resource management, and conflict resolution. Fairness and equity in these processes are crucial to building trust among all stakeholders.

A Hope for Peace and Prosperity

Admiral Usman Jibrin’s approach to tackling farmers and herders clashes in Kogi State combines proactive measures, community involvement, and sustainable development. By focusing on dialogue, conflict prevention, and economic empowerment, his vision aims to transform the state into a harmonious and prosperous region where farmers and herders coexist peacefully, fostering growth and stability for all. As the governorship candidate moves forward with his campaign, these smart ideas offer a promising pathway towards resolving one of Kogi State’s most pressing challenges.

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