Farmers/Herders Conflict: SSA Community Engagement, Hon. Essiet Supports Omala LGA

In the wake of the recent farmer-herder conflicts that plagued Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Community Engagement for the North Central zone, Hon. Abiodun Essiet, and a delegation from the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme visited the area to commiserate with the people over the unfortunate incident. 

Hon. Essiet emphasized the need for peace and tolerance arguing that peaceful coexistence remains an important tool and pillar for development as it can make or mar any community.

The SSA who was represented by Hon. Lateefa Aspitah Isah conveyed the Goodwill message of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to the people of Omala. 

The SSA then donated 80 bags of rice to the victims of the conflict and pledged the continuous support of President Ahmed Bola 

Tinubu to the plight of all Nigerian citizens.  

‘These bags of Rice are part of the palliative from Mr President and are delivered by the SSA to the President on Community Engagement, North Central zone to assist victims of conflict in Omala Local Government Area’ 

She assured the community of President  Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s commitment to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians and his resolve to engage Nigerian citizens at the grassroots for all-inclusive governance.

The Omale community benefited from NG-CARES intervention through the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, CSDA.

 Head of Kogi State CARES Coordination Unit who represented the NG-CARES, Sani Haruna, told the community to take advantage of the government intervention through the NG-CARES Programme to get more developments to the area, citing CSDA and Fadama as some of the NG-CARES intervention that the Omale community can benefit from.

Responding on behalf of the community, the the district head of Abejukolo, Chief Suleiman Abimaje appreciated the Federal and State governments for their support and appealed for the citing of military bases in the area. 

NG-CARES Programme’s Development Objective is “To Expand access to livelihood support and food security services and grants for poor and vulnerable households and firms.


Suleiman Odapu
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