The Federal Government says it is set to set up a radio station to reach herdsmen across various locations in the country as parts of measures to enhance nomadic education.
According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who made this known in Abuja during an interview with newsmen, the establishment of the radio frequency was to end the perennial farmers-herders crises across the country.
Thhe radio service would operate on frequency of 720KHz, and would air in Fulani language. He also revealed that funds for the procurement and installation of requisite transmission equipment for the successful take-off of the radio station are being secured.
Adamu said, “The radio service will serve as a vehicle for social mobilisation and education, in addition to interactive radio instruction methodology that will be adopted to reach the very hard-to-reach segment of our target population. Additionally, it will enhance our capacity to address crisis between herders and farmers with attendant consequences to loss of lives, destruction of productive assets, nomadic schools, facilities teaching and learning resources.”
The development of other programmes need to reach the target group have been identified as something to be done by Hausa broadcasters, according to the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof. Bashir Usman.