Nomadic Cattle grazers and farmers in Adamawa state have been called upon to tolerate one another for the overall development and progress of the state.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the called when members of TABITAL PULAAKU JONDE JAM paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
The Governor stated that both groups need to tolerate each other in view of the important role played to the larger society, he said his government is determined to see that the welfare of the common man being catered by providing basic social amenities such as Health, Portable drinking water, Agricultural lmputs, Good roads and security among others.
He also appealed to the people of the state to live in peace with one another as peace is above everything, adding that without relative peace no any meaningful development could be achieved and described Adamawa state as the most backward state in the Federation when compared to other neibouring states like Taraba and Gombe.
Governor Jibrilla however said his administration is doing everything possible to see that the lives of its citizens are fully protected and honoured.
Earlier, the state Chairman of Tabital Pulaaku jonde jam Alhaji Modibbo Ibrahim said that members of the association were at Government House Yola to congratulate the Governor over his successful inauguration as Governor of Adamawa state and to show their loyalty and support to the present administration under his leadership.
He also commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his giant strides taken towards developing Adamawa state for the better.
He however appealed to the Governor to look into the issue of cattle routes and Grazing reserves with a view of avoiding farm encroachment which some times resulted into disputes.
The state Chairman of Tabital Pulaaku Jonde Jam also suggested for the government to set up a committee to liaised between the Farmers and Grazers in order to have a permanent solution of crisis among the Two groups.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Information officer Government House, Yola.