The Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, Sunday urged farmers and herders to eschew violence and live in peace with one another.
Ishaku stated this in Jalingo through his Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. David Ishaya Kassa when the ministry organised a parley between crop farmers and herders on how to live peacefully. He said living in peace is key to breeding mutual coexistence among the two indispensable actors in agricultural production.
He said the peaceful coexistence among the two would create an enabling environment for an accelerated food production.
He said the state had invested much funds into food production, noting that peace was paramount in achieving the goal for food security in the state.
“Taraba, as one of the major key players in food production in the country found it quite expedient to enlighten crop farmers and herders on mutual coexistence.
“It is necessary to ensure security and safety of our people to achieve food production and food security which is one of the priorities of Governor Ishaku.
“The present administration has demonstrated its vision for food production by investing much into procurement of tractors and other farm inputs, especially for small holder farmers in the state,” he said.