The Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, has said that the chamber will
discuss the issue of Fulani herdsmen threat across the country on resumption on Tuesday.
Abdullahi, who spoke with journalists in his office, said his deputy who is representing Ondo North in the Senate, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, will come up with a motion on the case.
Abdullahi announced the Federal Government has a role to play in resolving the crisis, stressing that local political leaders should be encouraged to find a permanent remedy to it.
The Presidency had opposed a recent directive by the Ondo State Government that Fulani herdsmen should vacate the Ondo forest reserves.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had marveled why Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, a legal luminary, could unilaterally issue the quit order without taking cognizance of the constitution that guarantees the rights of citizens to move and to live in any part of the country.
But Abdullahi said rather than encompassing itself in the issue, the Presidency should motivate political and traditional authorities to fiddle important parts in settling it.
He said, “This is a kind of crisis that is verging towards administration trajectory where some political actors and ethnic entrepreneurs are coming into the process and endangering the waters, aso Naija gathered.