NEWS

Why I Paid a Visit To President Tinubu- Ex CBN Governor, Sanusi

Sanusi emphasizes that the Northern population must receive adequate education in order to effectively address the challenges of extreme poverty and insecurity in the region.

Muhammad Sanusi II, the former Emir of Kano, has requested President Bola Tinubu to investigate the killing of 37 herdsmen by the Nigerian Air Force several months ago.

The ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) met with the President at the Presidential Villa on Thursday evening. During the meeting, he expressed his admiration for Tinubu’s economic policies and also discussed potential solutions to the issue of conflicts between herdsmen and farmers.

In January, SaharaReporters published an article in which the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) accused the Air Force of causing the deaths of its members in the Rukubi community of Doma Local Government Area in Nasarawa State.

MACBAN President, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, stated that approximately 40 individuals were killed by personnel from the Nigerian Air Force Base in Makurdi. He explained that these individuals were returning from Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, where they had gone to retrieve over 1,000 cows that had been seized by the Benue Livestock Guards.

Sanusi said, “I came to appeal to him on the case of 37 herdsmen who were burnt by the Air Force in Nasarawa state a few months ago which we wrote a letter to (former) President Buhari on. And we have now written a reminder because it is a matter we do not want to be swept under the carpet.

“And the president has asked me to again send the letter and I’m sure that he will look into the matter.”

Sanusi also said another major issue he discussed with the president was the issue of poverty, especially in northern Nigeria, “the questions of out of school children, girl child education and his thoughts on that matter and this is a big priority for him and we will be continuing with the conversation to see how we can help with ideas for us to address these issues”.

Sanusi emphasizes that the Northern population must receive adequate education in order to effectively address the challenges of extreme poverty and insecurity in the region.

Regarding the herdsmen crisis, Sanusi said, “I’m concerned with the issue of herdsmen/farmers clashes. He (President Tinubu) is also concerned. And we discussed steps that need to be taken to begin to look at some of those issues.”

He commended President Tinubu for his policies on fuel subsidy and the implementation of multiple exchange rate regimes.

Related posts

Labour Party Slams Okupe As A ‘Food Is Ready’ Politician

Waffi Tv

Coup: We May Be Pushed To Invade Niger, US Tells Junta

Waffi Tv

Delta: Police Arrest Gunmen Who Killed Three Officers On Patrol, Recover AK-47 Rifles

Waffi Tv

Leave a Comment