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Data capturing of herders ’ll engender peace – Osun

By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo


As part of efforts to strengthen cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence between Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba crop farmers, Osun State government said it would introduce data capturing to enhance proper profiling of the herders residing in the State
The state government also announced its readiness to begin massive enumeration and headcount of migrants and immigrants in the State.
This is even as the heads of Fulani-Bororo otherwise known as Serikis renewed their cooperation and support with the government and pledged their readiness to continue to live peacefully with the people of their respective host communities in the State.
This was disclosed shortly after a meeting convened by the leadership of the State Committee on Peaceful Co-existence between Fulani/Bororo farmers and Crop Farmers held with the heads of Fulanis and Bororos known as “Serikis” at State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee, Mudasiru Toogun, said the decision was necessary as part of efforts to update the statistics and data of immigrants living in the state.

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