Kwara Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed has appointed a Special Assistant on Fulani affairs to stop herdsmen-farmers clashes in his State.
Miyetti Allah is the umbrella body of herdsmen in Nigeria.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ilorin, the State capital.
Gold explained that the appointment was driven by Governor Ahmed’s commitment to ensure harmonious relationship between herdsmen, farmers and other segments of the society.
Alhaji Gold said that the appointment would also serve to ease communication between members of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the government and local farmers in the State.
The SSG recalled that the decision to appoint a Special Assistant on Fulani Affairs was reached at the enlarged meeting of the State Security Committee held recently.
He congratulated the new appointee and urged him to approach his new assignment with the diligence and dedication that recommended his appointment.
Herdsmen-farmers clashes have led to loss of lives and livelihood in north central States of Nigeria.
President Buhari recently blamed invaders from Libya for the crisis.
In March, Governor Ahmed banned night grazing in a bid to curb herdsmen killings.