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Fayose Governor seeks solution to Fulani herdsmen menace

He said this while speaking to South-West Governors at their quarterly regional meeting which held in Ekiti state.

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Governor Ayo Fayose

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Governor Ayo Fayose has called on South-West Governors to adopt a unified strategy in dealing with the menace of Fulani herdsmen.

He said this while speaking to South-West Governors at their quarterly regional meeting which held in Ekiti state on Monday, February 13, 2017.

According to Daily Post, Fayose described the challenge as an impediment to the development of agri-business and agricultural investment in the South-West.

The Ekiti Governor also called on Governors in the region to unite as brothers, adding that it is the only key to developing the South-West.

According to him, “it is not our own making that we are brothers from the same zone, and if we are serious about developing this zone, we have no option than to be our brothers’ keeper.

“Therefore, to move the Southwest zone forward, we must respect the political beliefs and opinions of others and we must not do anything that will undermine one another.”

Adding that “The federal government 2017 budget is about N7 trillion and the only capital project allocated to Ekiti State is the Akure – Ado Ekiti road to which N250 million was earmarked. What can N250 million do on Akure – Ado road that is begging for reconstruction? There is even no guarantee that the N250 million budgetary provision will be made available at the end of the day. I am sure this is applicable to other states too compared to other zones.

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“We must therefore ask pertinent questions. How much did the federal government allocate to irrigation, construction of dams and storage facilities to boast agriculture in the Southwest?”

Fayose, who has been a constant critic of the policies of President Buhari, recently accused him of dividing Nigeria more than ever.

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