The Miyetti Allah Association has called on the federal government and state governments to consider their members when distributing palliatives to alleviate the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy.
The chairman of the Kwara chapter of the association, Bello Abubakar, said herders are among the most affected by the removal of the subsidy, as many of them do not have bank accounts and have to spend a significant portion of their earnings on transportation fares.
He urged the government to release food items from the national reserve and sell them at a subsidized rate to benefit herders. He also called for the provision of vaccines to protect livestock from diseases.
Abubakar also warned criminal elements within the Fulani community to abandon their illegal activities, saying it would be in their own best interest. He urged both herders and farmers to embrace dialogue as a means of resolving their differences.