Nigerians Should Stop Blaming Buhari, It Is Not His Job To Solve Herdsmen/Farmers Conflict – Obasanjo

Speaking at the 23rd Annual LAPO Development Forum with the theme, ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities’, organized by the Lift Above Poverty Organization in Abuja today, former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said the herdsmen/farmers conflicts have nothing to do with the President.

According to him it is none of President Buhari’s business. He said;

“Some of the words that have been coming from our leaders, particularly from state governors are not helpful! This issue is not a federal issue and another thing, I don’t like about it is that when you talk of Fulani herdsmen, people talk of the President.

“Now because the President of Nigeria is a Fulani man, you expect him to solve the problem immediately, that is not his job. And when people make comments like this, it annoys me.

He also spoke about colonial era, having so many grazing reserves in most parts of the North, but wondered what happened to them.

“I need to state that it is the responsibility of local governments to take care of them. Now, states should have even done better, but they haven’t, and then when you have cattle rustling, herdsmen and farmers conflict, you try to make it a national issue. It is not really a national issue.

“For me, the herdsmen are entitled be able to look after their animals but they are not entitled to destroy the crops of the rural farmers, it is unacceptable,” he said.

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Bc buhari is fulani that is y he must address d issue asap,maybe wen dey invaded ur farm,ur eye go clear

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    See ds chimpanzee, u bera tanda for yr zoom than vomiting rubbish

  • chika bibian

    So this monkey wey follow keep Nigeria head as em dey so.. whose job is it then if is not the job of president….smh

  • emekachilaka

    Eyaa age is really telling on him no brain in the head

  • Green snake under green grass

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Wonder if OBJ was okay before making such speech.
    Buhari is the president of this country and as such it is his sole responsibility to resolve issues in the country

  • Olovo Obinna

    Old age is affecting this man sense of reasoning….. Am not surprised,, he won’t say the truth for fear of efcc n dss coming after him…

    • chika bibian

      Exactly don’t mind the old fool he no wan make baba open em page

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      No b small old age,if say na e dey power e fir kip quiet abi

  • WillieBravo

    Smh. Since u have started visiting him again in Aso rock why won’t u support him? Is he not the one who promised to protect even Nigerian as our chief security officer during his campaign. Oga abeg chill o.

    • Olovo Obinna

      U the mind that chameleon obj…. Na local govt go solve herdsmen issues…..

      • WillieBravo


    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Obj no well

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