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May 27, 2024

Gombe Gov. Tasks Newly Elected  LG Chairmen on Stemming Farmer-herder Clashes

The Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has tasked the newly elected chairpersons of local government areas in the state to mitigate farmer-herder clashes in the local government areas.

The governor gave the charge on Monday, while administering the oath of office on the newly elected chairpersons  held at the Government House, Gombe.

In his words: “Let me remind you of the crucial need to promote peaceful co-existence and safeguard the lives and property of your constituents. Given the current security situation across the country, I urge you to foster closer collaboration and cooperation with security agencies, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders, to bolster security measures that will enhance intelligence-gathering efforts and the effective performance of law enforcement agencies.

“As the rainy season approaches, it is essential that you put in place proactive measures that are aimed at mitigating farmer-herder conflicts in our communities,” the governor said.

Speaking after administering the oath of office to the council bosses, the governor counselled the new council bosses to promote peaceful co-existence and work in collaboration with security agencies and traditional rulers to establish peace in their respective councils.

While congratulating the chairpersons on their victory in the council elections, Yahaya said their election was a testament to the trust and confidence of the people of their various LGAs and the entire Gombe State.

“I urge the newly sworn-in chairpersons to fully embrace these reforms and develop innovative approaches that are tailored to address the unique needs of their respective LGAs.

“I believe if fully sustained, these reforms can help our local governments to achieve greater prosperity and all-inclusive development for their constituents.” He added.

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