It's not Buhari's job to address herdsmen crisis - Obasanjo | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, maintained that it’s not the “job” of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the lingering crisis between farmers and Fulani herdsmen across the country.

He made the remark at the 23rd Annual LAPO Development Forum with the theme, ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities’, organised by the Lift Above Poverty Organisation in Abuja.

According to the former President, “Some of the words that have been coming out from our leaders, particularly from state governors are not helpful! This issue is not a federal issue and another thing I don’t like about it is that when you talk of Fulani herdsmen, people talk of the President.

“Now because the President of Nigeria is a Fulani man, you expect him to solve the problem immediately, that is not his job. And when people make comments like this, it annoys me.

“They say the President hasn’t said anything about this, that he used to be the patron of something…, but I believe that the ranching thing failed because the states and the local governments failed to do what they ought to have done.”

“I need to state that it is the responsibility of local governments to take care of them. Now, states should have even done a lot better, but they haven’t, and then when you have cattle rustling, herdsmen and farmers conflict, you try to make it a national issue. But it is not really a national issue.”

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  1. Baba, can you just please go to your farm and relax and let we Nigerians hear word. Even if it's not his job, no need for him to show concern about the death of Nigerians abi?

  2. Obj, the buck stops at the president's table. If the security improves the president takes the credit. Hr is the chief security officer of the state. You are the one to educate us on this aspect. If the president shys away from this duty I wonder what his duties entai

    1. Don't mind Obj I agree totally with everthing Fayose had Said about him.
      Presently Obj is making mockery of himself and acting lik he has something to hide. It is abshame!

    2. You are wrong. States have the power to make laws to protect their people. Although I do not personally like Fayose,he has demonstrated responsibility in Ekiti State. The state outlawed uncontrolled grazing and criminalised herdsmen carrying weapons. If our state governors cannot follow that example, it is their problem. It has nothing to do with the President.

    3. Baba said the right thing the state government is doing little or nothing to stop this. Samuel ortom will wait 4 buhari to secure his state 4 him

    4. Thank you @ Anonymous 8:02pm.A level headed comment and very cell balanced analogy not like some idiot like Isiaka (Igbo imposter) who will talk first and think later. Like I've always said, Isiaka and EL-Matosky are same side of a fake note. These fools think with their rear side when they comment. Imagine agreeing with Fayose in abusing OBJ but failed to note what Fayose has done with regards to the issues of Cattle Herdsmen in Ekiti State which is what OBJ has advised all states governors. However not so with Isiaka who is only interested in insults and petty sentiments.

    5. Wailing wailer! You comment is quite incoherent and illogical. Can you think for once?
      Wailer, I can understand. Come 2019 no be broom go carry de run up and down again and you are not trekking again nor donating your life savings even as your mumu foolishness and stupidity has no measure.
      Keep wailing.Hahahaha!
      Chanji dole!
      Sai Baba!
      Sai El Rufai!
      Sai Tinubu!
      Sai Aisha!
      Sai Fayose!

  3. Obasanjo has a nuisance value, so let him keep talking.


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