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Thursday, July 25, 2019

IGBOS IN KANO REJECT RELOCATION OF FULANI FROM SOUTH TO NORTH



The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje alongside with the Eze Ndi Igbo in Kano, Igwe Boniface Igbokwe rejected the call of Fulani herdsmen to relocate from Southern part of Nigeria back to Northern part because southern refused Rugalization. 

They made these statement on Sunday at dinner organized by the governor in honour of igbokwe 10th Offalla anniversary in Kano State. 

Ganduje said the following;
“Those who are calling on the Fulani to leave South, we don’t share the same feeling with them.”

“People have a choice as far as the Nigerian constitution is concerned, to live wherever they chose to.”

“But they must respect laws and cultures of those they are living with.’’  

“As we are all creatures of Allah, it is duty-bound on all of us to always respect Allah’s creatures. No two way about it.”

“Herders should drop the cultural attachment to their rearing activities and make their rearing become economically beneficial.”

“It is with this singular reason that I called on the Federal Government to put a halt to the ever-increasing movement of herders from one state to another.”

“It is because we want to bring out economic benefit out of the whole exercise that we inaugurated a RUGA Settlement Committee in Kano.”

“This is fundamentally to run away from the insecurity posed by the herders/farmers clashes everywhere.”  

“That is why we said this issue of migrating from one society to another should be avoided and my ‎government will find a way of educating Fulani herders,’’

“We reach this position because we receive and accommodate other people from other places.”

“Every individual you see has his or her comparative advantage,” he added.

In reaction with what Governor Ganduje said, Eze Ndigbo in Kano responded that if Fulani herdsmen should relocate back to North then what will happen to them that already based there.

“Just look at what is happening now, some people are calling on Fulani to come back to the North.”

“So if they come back what will happen to us here in the North‎. Our people will tell us to go back to the South.”

“Is that what our forefathers wished to see us doing; we are therefore rejecting such call coming from some quarters.”

“It does not mean well for the corporate existence of our dear country,” Igbokwe lamented.

Means Fulani herdsmen should remain where they are and continue their cattle rearing as we are one Nigeria.

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