Thursday, 15 October 2015

Northern Governors Beg FG To End Cattle Rustling

Northern governors have called on the federal government to put in place steps to checkmate the growing activities of cattle rustling in the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari   

This call was made in Abuja at the ongoing 21st Nigeria Economic Summit (NESG).
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state said that the condition has become worrisome as it becomes one of the biggest threat to security in the region.

He said ‘‘the attempts to get help from the Federal Government failed, following complaints of shortage of funds by the Federal Government to handle the situation.
‘‘Through the synergy by governors of the region, the North west governors have been able to fund a task force who have been able to degrade the activities of the bandit rustlers and recovered over 12,000 stolen cattle.’’

el-Rufai noted that the governors from the zone had recently formed a regional security network to help curtail the excesses of cattle rustlers and other criminal elements in the region  adding  only their efforts would not stop this menace.

On the poor state of education in the north, the governors said the situation needs to be checkmate. Quoting a recent audit report published on teachers, they said over 60 percent of teachers were not qualified to teach. They agreed that to fill the gap there would be need to recruit  a total of 3,000 graduate English and Mathematics teachers.

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