The National commission for Nomadic Education says it has implored modern strategy of addressing herders ,farmers conflict through skills Acquisition training for Nomadic extension Agents with the aim of stepping down the training to the larger society geared towards achieving the set objectives.
The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Commission,Professor Gidado Tahir stated this during the opening ceremony of a three day workshop on skills Acquisition and Sustainable livelihoods for Nomadic Education Extension Agents held in Kano.
Professor Gidado Tahir explained that inline with the federal government directives to find a lasting solution to farmer- Pastoralist conflicts, the agency was focusing on providing various Skills Acquisition training to extension Agents so that they pass the message to the grass root aimed at empowering them to become self relient.
” Youths are the major catalyst of conflict among the herders and farmers that’s why we implore the strategy of training them on conflict management and some modern farming techniques,livestock production so that they will stepdown the training to the larger society out there”
He said the farmers herders conflict was causing a serious threat to peace and security of the country hence steps needed to be implored an addressing the challenge.
In his remark the Executive secretary of the Commission Professor Bashir Haruna Usman said in an effort to address some of the key challenges the commission developed a variety of Approaches among which includes the promotion of community driven based programme.
He said the commissions initiative of training the Agents on skills Acquisition and Sustainable livelihoods Would go along way in reducing poverty percentage of many Rural societies, as well as addressing challenges like kidnapping, cattle rustling,and rural banditry Among others.
Earlier the Kano state commissioner of environment Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso represented by a director in the ministry Alhaji Musa Shuaibu commended the commission for organizing the training .
The three day workshop training attracted participants from all parts of the federation.