The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the appointment of Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as Special Assistant, Fulani Affairs, to represent Miyetti-Allah Breeders Association in his administration.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Isiaka Gold, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ilorin, the State capital.
He explained that the appointment was driven by Governor Ahmed’s commitment to ensure harmonious relationship between herdsmen, farmers and other segments of the society.
Many states across the country have been ravaged by bloodletting in the wake of unending clashes between farmers and suspected armed herdsmen.
Mr Gold said the appointment would also serve to ease communication between members of the umbrella body of herders, the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the government and local farmers in the State.
The SSG recalled that the decision to appoint a Special Assistant on Fulani Affairs was reached at the enlarged meeting of the State Security Committee held recently.
He congratulated the new appointee and urged him to approach his new assignment with the diligence and dedication that recommended his appointment.