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Akeredolu, Makinde Should Dialogue With Fulanis In Their States – Walid Jibrin

Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin has come out to say that Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde should dialogue with Fulanis living in their domains.

Senator Jibrin, who is the Sarkin Fulani of Nasarawa state, recently revealed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

According to him, dialogue is the solution to the current problems, and it will go a long way in resolving existing differences in the state.

He then particularly begged Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state to reverse the relocation order earlier issued to herders in the state for the crisis to be over.

His words, “I am calling on all Nigerians especially Governors of Ondo and Oyo states, citizens of the two states, all security outfits in the affected states and all Fulanis to adopt necessary reconciliation (moves) and rely on effective dialogue in solving all misunderstandings going on between the states and Fulanis living in those states.”

“Yorubas, Igbos, Ijaws and Fulanis must live peacefully forever. I do not support anyone who says that all lands in Nigeria belong to Fulanis. Lands belong to states. I support governors trying to solve these problems between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in every state.

“The order given to all Fulanis residing in Ondo to evacuate from the state immediately should be reversed to allow elders and Governors Forum to handle this matter peacefully and amicably.”

“As a prominent Fulani leader myself, and a responsible elder statesman I am making all efforts to invite all Fulani associations to come together for a truce that will solve this matter without any fight or war. We have been living peacefully in Nigeria since the end of the Nigeria/Biafra War.”

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