Progressive governors advocate dialogue over herdsmen crisis

THE Progressive Governors’ Forum has called for the engagement of Fulani herdsmen across the country with a view to finding lasting solutions to the incessant conflict between herdsmen and their host communities.

The governors made the call at the end of the forum’s meeting held in Benin, on Saturday.

Chairman of the forum and Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, who read the forum’s communique, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the face of current difficulties and challenges in the country.

While saying the trying moments would soon be over, the forum said that members also deliberated on the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections and the need for the party to field credible candidates.

The forum explained that while the party had constituted a committee for the Ondo election, it disclosed that a national election campaign council had been inaugurated for the Edo State election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that members of the forum also paid a visit on the Crowned Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Eradiauwa.