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I can end farmers, herders crisis in two to three weeks – Tinubu vows

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday, vowed to draw up programmes that would end the perennial farmers, herders crisis in the country within two to three weeks.

Tinubu also noted that state governors should provide lands that would help in facilitating his programme.

The President spoke during the inauguration of the mechanised agricultural project in Minna, Niger State.

Tinubu has earlier traveled to Niger State to inaugurate the mechanised agricultural project in Minna.

According to the report by VIDEONAIJA, the President will also inaugurate the renamed Minna International Airport, agro-processing zone and agricultural equipment.

The airport, which was first inaugurated by former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida on June 20, 1990, has been renamed Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport, Minna by the state governor, Umar Bago on Friday.

Bago remodelled the airport, hitherto closed due to the cut-off runway; it now has a fully furnished Domestic Terminal.

About 2,000 hectares will be used for the agro-processing zone project: 1,000 hectares for drip irrigation and greenhouses and 1,000 hectares for processing of dairy products.

However, speaking concerning the farmers, herders crisis facing the country, Tinubu said, “We must reorient our farming population, including livestock programme.

“I don’t see why Nigeria can’t feed all our pupils with one pint of milk a day if the dairy system is well harnessed.

“I know what it means as an economic sabotage for cows to eat up the crops and vegetations of our land.

“When we reorient the herders and make provisions for cattle rearing, governors must provide the land and I as the President is committed to giving you, in two to three weeks time, a comprehensive programme that will solve this problem.”

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