Isa Yuguda Advises FG To Subsidise Pastoralists
A former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has stated that Nigeria has treated Fulani people unfairly, stating that for the herdsmen crisis across the country to be addressed, justice must be given to them.
He stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after his revalidation as a member of the All Progressives Congress, on Monday, at the Destination Bauchi Hotel.
Yuguda, a former Minister of Aviation and two-term governor of Bauchi state from 2007-2015, accused past governments in the country of creating banditry by their refusal to address the plight of herders whose cattle routes have been taken.
He said that despite the contributions of the Fulani to the economy, they are still being treated unfairly.
According to him, if the government could release huge sums of money as subsidies in agriculture, why can’t the government subsidise pastoralism?