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We Are Working On Farmer-Herder Conflicts — Buhari

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Tobi Adebayo 

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, said his administration is addressing conflicts, between farmers and herders, banditry and various forms of security challenges.

He made the statement during the launch of National Security Strategy  2019 document in Abuja, with a pledge that his administration ‘‘remains fully and unreservedly committed’’ to achieving a safer and a more secure Nigeria.

‘‘Security is a bottom-to-top cooperation. Failure at any level leads to a serious lapse in overall security.

‘‘I, therefore, call on all of you gathered here as Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to see yourselves as stakeholders and partners in the onerous task of securing our people and to demonstrate the unity of purpose in implementing this strategy,’’ he said.

“The various security challenges confronting the country had made it necessary for the articulation of a comprehensive and coordinated response that involves all segments of society and all elements of national power.

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‘‘I am very pleased that the National Security Strategy of 2019 is a product of painstaking and laborious deliberations by relevant stakeholders committed to the task of safeguarding our nation from both internal and external threats.

‘‘It represents a thoughtful, strategic and practical expression of our resolve to make Nigeria safe for development, investment, growth and prosperity for everybody.

‘‘In addition to security, economic diversification and fighting corruption, our administration’s priorities for the second term include massive improvements in education, healthcare and agriculture.

‘‘These priorities reflect our commitment to enhance the social security of Nigerians as a means of improving their physical security,’’ he said.

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