‘Suspension of Fulani Radio Contributing to Farmer/Herdsmen Clashes’


Udora Orizu in Abuja

The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof. Bashir H. Usman and Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Is’haq Kawu Modibbo have blamed the suspension of proposed Fulani radio in Nigeria for the increased clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country

They argued that the radio station would have catered for the interest of itinerant fishermen, herders, hunters and farmers but was misconstrued.

Modibbo and Usman, who stated this in Abuja at a stakeholders dialogue on communicating government policies, programmes and activities organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA) insisted that some unpatriotic Nigerian politicians had hidden agenda which made them to “scuttle the plan through the media”.

“It is worrisome that some people through one of the media in the country, just one paper, I know the paper but I won’t say it, truncated that awesome…

Source: Thisday Newspaper