President Muhammed spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said that the position of the President on killer herdsmen is that any one of them found with illegal arms should be arrested and prosecuted.
Mr. Adesian said this while speaking at an interview with newsmen, reacting to recent comments made by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
“If the Governor would say he hasn’t heard the President speak on that matter, that’s what he should make clear; it’s not that the President hasn’t spoken,” Mr. Adesina said.
“Because the number of times the President has spoken on that issue . . . and his position has always been the same: anybody, whoever he is, that carries arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. The President has said it countless times.”
However, when asked how many herdsmen have been arrested in recent times, Mr. Adesina said, “I don’t have that figure at my fingertips . . . but I know that a lot of people are awaiting trial.”
Femi further states that the clash between farmers and herdsmen just increased this year, especially in the southwest part of Nigeria, where they were given quit notice.
Umar Ganduje, Kano State Governor, suggests that the only possible solution now is ranching.
Reacting to the Governor’s suggestion, Mr. Adesina agrees that all suggestions should be discussed.
He also opined that some states rejected the Federal Government Ruga settlement program, which according to him, was a good initiative.
“Nigeria is a peculiar country where the federal government has no land,” he said. And if states say they have no land for ranches, then another solution has to be found.
“So we need to discuss these things and appraise them critically until we can get to what we can call ‘the’ solution.”
The Federal Government has announced that it would be launching a Vehicle Finance Scheme that would help Nigerians own cars.
This move is one of the 5-point comprehensive programs of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP), intended to promote local productions of vehicles and their parts.
Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, said this during an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
Aliyu explained that under the scheme, individuals with a sustainable income source would be able to acquire any car of their choice by depositing a minimum of 10% of the total cost of the car and then paying up the remaining balance in monthly...
The National Association of Traditional and Complementary Medicine of Nigeria has asked the Federal Government to support its members with COVID-19 packages to help them tackle the pandemic.
Alhaji Ibrahim Nakowa, National President of the Association, made this known during a news conference in Abuja.
He boasts that the association can completely wipe out the novel virus if giving the opportunity.
Nakowa revealed that members of the association had made medicines that are prepared to treat COVID-19, which he confirmed are now with the Federal Ministry of Health, going through scientific tests.
The president of the association claimed that the only thing needed is equipment and the Federal government's approval to dish out her medications, which he argues are in global demand.
Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, urges Nigerians to shun anything that attempts to divide the nation, declaring that Nigeria is better as one.
Osinbajo made this known during his All Progressive Congress, APC revalidation process in Ikenne ward one in Ogu state said, “We must resist any attempt to destroy the unity of this country, our people have lived and worked together for decades, even centuries.”
He added: “While we must attend to the cries of communities, and the cries of our people for justice, equity and fairness, we can do so within this same union. Ultimately we are stronger together than apart.”
In a written statement...