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Gombe: Gov. Yahaya warn farmers, cattle herders over conflict

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Gombe: Gov. Yahaya  warn farmers, cattle herders over conflict

Governor Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has issued strict warning to farmers and cattle in the State over conflict during and after farming season.

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Governor Yahaya issued the warning while speaking during the  flagged off ceremony of the 2020 farming season fertilizer sales and distribution to farmers in the state.

He urged farmers to avoid encroaching into grazing reserves and cattle routes and for the cattle herders to avoid grazing on farm lands prior to harvest and evacuation of farm produce.

“Our administration will not tolerate violent conflicts and lawlessness of any kind, Gombe State has enjoyed relative peace and stability and our administration is determined to maintain and improve on that

“That’s why we created the ministry of internal security and ethical orientation through community-driven approaches”

“We shall continue our efforts towards proactively identifying potential areas of conflict and preventing and also managing them across our State.

Governor Yahaya  in a move to support the farmers said that fertilizer will be sold for 5000 naira instead of 20000 naira market price.

He added that the fertilizer distribution is one of the administration commitment to support farmers in order to boost productivity and improve their livelihood.

“Timely distribution of affordable fertilizer is among our key campaign promises and despite the challenges posed by the covid-19 pandemic, we have been able to deliver affordable and high-quality fertilizer to our farmers in good time”he said.

Gombe: Gov. Yahaya  warn farmers, cattle herders over conflict

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