Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has threaten to deal decisively with any local government chairman found to be inciting trouble between herdsmen and farmers in the state.
The governor handed down the warning Tuesday while receiving the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Muhammadu Nuhu Sunusi, at government house during the traditional sallah durbar.
Badaru who was responding to the emirs plea against politicians who usurp the Governor’s power by allocating lands reserved for grazing to their cronies and friends, said he is ready to deal decisively with any of the 27 local government chairmen that allows or favours any form of violation of the Land Use Act.
“I’m issuing a staunch warning to al 27 chairmen to be ready to receive query if anyone of them allows such problem to happen within his domain.
“There is no politician no matter how highly placed he is that would be allowed to cause crises as a result of their selfish greed to acquire lands.
“Denying the Fulani herder from using the grazing routes and reserves due to encroachment by farmers or individuals will no longer be condoned by my administration and there is a committee under the Secretary of State Government that was mandated to ensure compliance “, he declared.
The governor disclosed that strict compliance to cattle routes is one of the policies inherited from the previous administration that has led to peaceful coexistence in the state.
Earlier, the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammed Sunusi, appealed to the governor to check the excess of some politicians that have abrogated the state powers by allocating grazing reserves to their friends a situation that may brew crises in the state.