Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, has counseled local government chairmen and district heads in the state to desist from actions capable of encouraging disputes between herders and farmers, but urged them to unite against any security threat in their respective domains.
Emir Sanusi, who gave the advice at a two-day workshop organised by the Kano State Ministry of Local Government, said that many local government chairmen in the state were in the habit of selling grazing reserve areas to individuals.
Speaking at the workshop with the theme, “Managing Security at Local Government Level,” the Emir urged the state government to be proactive in addressing the situation so as to prevent looming crisis in the affected councils, while urging the public to as well prioritize their personal security.
In his opening remarks, Kano State Commissioner for Local Government, Murtala Sule Garo, said the incessant attacks in Borno State and other parts of the North-east necessitated the workshop.
In response to the monarch’s remarks, the commissioner pledged that the State Ministry of Lands will identify such grazing reserve areas in Kano. He also used the opportunity to caution the affected local government chairmen to desist from the habit of selling reserved areas to private individuals in their domains.