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FG urged to consider UK varsity, UNILORIN research outcome to end farmers/herders crisis



A professor of Nomadic Architecture and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, Professor Adedeji Daramola, has called on the Federal Government to consider the research conducted by the Centre for Architectural Research and Development Overseas (CARDO) at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom and the University of Ilorin for solutions to farmers-herders crisis in the country.

Prof. Daramola disclosed this while addressing the second national conference of CARDO, with the theme, “Cattle Beyond Crisis: Examining Nigeria’s Cattle Resources.”

The submitted PhD thesis from the Department of Geography at the University of Ilorin analysed the key elements of achieving peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders in Nigeria.

Prof. Daramola emphasised that the report accurately predicted the problems being faced as a result of inadequate management of the situation. He pinpointed unregulated areas as one of the key issues hindering the country from finding solutions to the challenge of banditry.

The professor of nomadic architecture emphasised that it would be impossible to reach a beneficial outcome without the participation of both farmers and herders as stakeholders.

Professor Daramola, who is also a consultant to the United Nations Habitat, recommended introducing farmers and livestock insurance policies as is common practice in India, Ethiopia and Kenya.

He concluded that the crisis could be overcome if the federal and state governments took the appropriate steps and actions.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, emphasized the necessity of resolving the ongoing conflicts in Nigeria to combat the economic repercussions.

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