West African Fulanis Unite In Kaduna For Crucial Conflict Resolution Summit & Dialogue

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In a significant move toward addressing the ongoing conflicts between herders and farmers, The Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) organized a one-day conference in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria with all stake horders in peace building along the west african region.

The primary goal of the conference, as outlined by Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the National President of the Association, is to facilitate dialogue and bridge the gap between herders and farmers, especially considering the strained relationships that have surfaced in recent times.

Dr. Abdullahi stressed the importance of initiating conversations not only between herders and farmers but also fostering understanding between Nomadic Pastoralists and other communities across the nation.

The conference delved into an examination of various policies and programs implemented by the current administration, including the Fulaku initiative. It sought valuable feedback and insights from the intended beneficiaries of these initiatives.

During the proceedings, participants actively discussed the Fulaku Initiative introduced by the federal government, shedding light on its impact and potential improvements.

In a noteworthy display of inclusivity, Pastor Dr. Yohanna Buru, a Christian cleric, was among the distinguished guests. Delivering a speech on peace and unity, he underscored the critical role of peace and unity in Africa.

Pastor Buru emphasized the indispensability of peace as a vital component for sustainable growth and development in any nation.

“As an indivisible entity bound together by a common destiny, Nigeria requires peace to unlock its endowed human and material potentials, propelling the nation to greater heights,” Belgore passionately emphasized.

Pastor Dr. Yohanna Buru, recognized as the United Nations World International Interfaith Week and Harmony winner in 2022 by King Abdullah of Jordan, highlighted the pressing need for peace and unity across Africa.

He specifically called upon the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to employ diplomatic means in bringing an end to the current situation.

Notably, the conference attracted various Fulani groups from African countries, including Mali and Niger Republic.

In addition, the National President of the Network of Peace Journalists Comrade ibrahima yakubu, along with other prominent Islamic scholars and traditional titleholders, graced the occasion with their presence, further enhancing the significance of this collaborative effort to address herders-farmers conflicts.


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