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Climate Change,illiteracy Among Fulani Causes Instability In North Region- Ganduje



The APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has identified climate change which forced migration of herders to other parts of the country and mass illiteracy among fulani community as the main causes of instability in the North.

Ganduje stated this at a Fulfulde Poetry Competition organised by Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto held at the Auditorium of the University,permanent site on Wednesday .

He said the relationship between farmer and herder used to be symbiotic before.

The Federal government is now reinforcing livestock system to settle herders in one place for their children to get education.

He stressed the need for effective control of forest by establishing forest guards to protect it from Bandits.

Also, Governor ,Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu said the state government is investing heavily in intelligence gathering and information sharing to enhance prevention of security incidents.

He said security apparatus were also being strengthen through provision of tools and training.

The State Government was empowering community to actively participate in securing neighbourhood.

The governor said his administration believed in provision of opportunities to youth to create a better secured future for all.

He emphasised that government would continue to prioritise community engagement and dialogue as a means of building trust and foster cooperation between security and citizens through town hall meeting,community policy initiative and establishment of neighbourhood watch groups.

Aliyu who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Idris Mohammed Gobir commended the Usmanu Danfodiyo University for organising the competition.

He also announced the donation of N10 million to the participants by the state government.

Earlier,the vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis said poems have been used time immemorial to bringing peace and stability among various communities .

Prof. Bilbis said the occasion was part of the University’s contribution to bring peace.

This he said was due to the fact that no single person from outside can bring peace but among the citizens.

At the end of the poem competition, Abdullahi Isah Suleiman from Kano emerged as the first position followed by Atiku Abubakar Kesoje who won the second position and Bello Abdullahi Tangaza won the third position respectively .