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FG assess damage of herdsmen/farmers clash

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assess of the extent of damage in communities affected by violence caused by herdsmen-farmers clashes.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, on Tuesday, at inaugural meeting of the Governing Council of NEMA that he NEMA would play a leading role and the Presidency would provide direct support.

“In the rebuilding efforts, we will involve people in these villages, artisans and other people in the communities, with required skills so that they can also benefit economically as we rebuild these communities.”

At the National Economic Council (NEC) on February 15, Prof. Osinbajo informed the Council that President Buhari had approved the formation of a national Committee to look into the rebuilding of communities affected by violence.

Vice President, who is the chairman of the Governing Council, congratulated the new members and expressed the hope that the board would continue to be committed to the task ahead.

 

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