Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has commended the National Assembly (House of Representatives) for lending their voice on his call for revisiting ECOWAS Protocol to ban the infiltration of herders from West African countries and other parts of Africa into the country.
This was contained in media statement signed by the chief press secretary to the Governor Malam Abba Anwar,And was Made available to Radio Nigeria in Kano.
Kano Daily recalled that in today’s plenary session, Tuesday, a motion was moved by Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), urging that federal government should ban entry of herdsmen from other African countries to Nigeria. Which was unanimously adopted by the House.
Gansaid the move would help in containing crimes and criminalities allegedly brought by such herdsmen, emphasising that.
The statement explained that mover of the motion during the plenary acknowledged and suggested that, it has become necessary to lend a voice to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State that a stop be put to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries to Nigeria.This is so as to curb the rate of crimes and conflicts associated with their movements across Nigeria.
While commending the House for lending their voice to his call, governor Ganduje reiterated that, if the challenge was properly addressed clashes between herders and farmers would drop down drastically and significantly. Which would equally boost the economy and above all help secure communities across the length and breadth of the country.