The Governor of Ekiti and Presidential hopeful, Kayode Fayemi, has promised to end the farmer-herder crisis in Benue and other states in the North Central region.
Fayemi stated that the lingering crisis has led to the killings of innocent citizens in the region and disrupted farming which the region is known for.
He, however, promised to end the crisis by being fair to everyone, equitable, offering inclusiveness and giving everyone a sense of belonging if elected the next President in 2023.
Naija News reports that Fayemi stated this when he met with All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates in Makurdi, Benue state on Saturday.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) also promised to make the North-central zone the country’s top tourism and mining destination if elected as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
He said: “While growing up, Jos was the top tourism destination in the country.
“It’s a wonderful climate, God-given tourists sites and hospitable people ensured that. Today, banditry and incessant farmers/ herders has brought that industry crashing down.
“Agriculture is affected, lives are lost unnecessarily. If given the opportunity, I promise to bring an end to this malaise and return this place to its pride of place as the leading tourism, mining hub and as the food basket of the nation.
“I’m here to offer myself as a servant leader. I’ll work for the people, fair to everyone, just, equitable, courageous and heal the wounds of years of division by offering inclusiveness and giving everyone a sense of belonging.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News