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 Ondo NSCDC to end farmers/herders clashes

 Ondo NSCDC to end farmers/herders clashes

By Tola Gbadamosi
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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),Ondo State Command, has  inaugurated the Agro-Ranger  unit of the corps to prevent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

  Inaugurating the  operation unit at NSCDC command’s headquarters in Akure  the state Governor, Arakunrin  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu commended the NSCDC for the initiative.

He  added  that the step taken would improve agricultural output and ensure food security.

The  Governor who was represented by the secretary to the state Government , Mr  Ifedayo Abegunde said the move would end incessant farmers and herders conflict in the state. 

While addressing the squad  Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, the state commandant of NSCDC, charge  the  newly inaugurated  squad to work in  line with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development  on provision of security at various proposed cattle ranches and other agro allied investments.

Her words “This is one of the measures being adopted by government to effectively checkmate the incessant farmers/herders clashes and enhance effective protection of indigenous and foreign investment in the agricultural sector.

She added that there was need to safeguard the growing investments in the sector and assure local and foreign investors of their safety and that of their investments and assets.

According to her, the NSCDC personnel in the squad have undergone very rigorous training that can enhance their capacity under highly experienced professionals.

She promised that the squad would be deployed immediately to areas they are needed.

The commandant solicited the cooperation of the state government and individuals to ensure overall success of the squad.

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