Following incessant clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and the farmers in the state, the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that the government will regulate the activities of the herdsmen to avert clashes with farmers.
The governor said when the government came out with the regulation, there would definitely be an end to the herdsmen, farmers’ clashes.
Akeredolu stated this on Monday at a meeting with members of the Fulani-Hausa community and other stakeholders in the state.
The meeting was held in Akure, the state capital.
Some of the stakeholders in attendance at the meeting, included the police, military, Directorate of State Security, Fulani settlers, herdsmen, farmers, state government functionaries, and traditional rulers.
Represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Agriculture, Mr. Akin Olotu, the governor explained that the government had no plan to either ban grazing or restricted anyone from farming but there must be regulation to the activities of the herdsmen in order to promote peaceful co-existence.