The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish a Commission for Pastoralism.
According to him, the commission will be regulated by law to help bring an end to the protracted farmer-herders’ crisis in the country.
He made this known at a recent Peace, Unity, and Security Lecture Series that was organized by the Leaders and Life News House in Abuja.
His speech was read on his behalf by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.
“Nigeria is predominately agricultural in nature and by geography. To that extent, there is constant mobility of herders across the different belts of Nigeria. It is, perhaps, time to consider setting-up of a commission for pastoralism regulated by law.
Simply addressing the farmer-herder crisis from purely theoretical perspectives often devoid of reality and without synchronization with the needs and aspirations of the involved stakeholders is not only counter-productive but inimical to the emergence and sustenance of a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.”