President Muhammad Bukhari assured that the conflict between shepherds and farmers, who are exploited by those who are trying to plant the seeds of discord and disunity among Nigerians, is crucial.
The president made this famous by appealing to citizens in a nationwide broadcast as part of events marking the 58th anniversary of the country's independence in Abuja on Monday.
President Bukhari said the federal government and other interested parties have stepped up efforts to find a long-term solution to the problem.
However, the president promised that those responsible for the killing and general chaos in the name of protecting or protecting the shepherds or farmers would face the full wrath of the law.
“We will support and continue to support the commendable efforts of all, including civil society organizations, state and state governments, and our traditional and religious leaders in finding a durable solution to this problem.
“This is a transfer issue, we are working with countries in our region that also face similar difficulties in addition to our common efforts.
“In this context, I must warn that the perpetrators of murder and general chaos in the name of protecting or protecting the shepherds or farmers will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
President Bukhari urged all conscientious citizens to always avoid initial feelings when analyzing such conflicts in society.
“We urge all peaceful, loving Nigerians to reject any simplified image at home or abroad of this conflict, both religious and ethnic.
The president, who also spoke about the dangers of reducing Lake Chad and climate change, said: “We are one of the countries in the world most affected by environmental degradation as a result of climate change.
“We have signed almost all the conventions and agreements aimed at slowing the effects of climate change and mitigating its obvious effects.
“The consequences for life and livelihoods associated with the reduction of Lake Chad, and the pollution caused by oil exploitation activities force us to remain at the forefront of the struggle for a safer and more sustainable environment. We will continue to mobilize international support for our efforts in this regard. ”
With regard to security, Bukhari noted that in the field of security in the north-east there is a steady improvement in the security situation.
He therefore stated that his administration remains committed to ending the crisis and makes the North East safe for all.
“Our thoughts and prayers are always with the victims of the atrocities of Boko Haram and their families.
“In addition, we know that the goals of the terrorists of Boko Haram include the seizure of territories, the destruction of our democracy and the denial of our children’s right to education. We will not let them succeed.
“At this moment I want to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, the police and other security forces and law enforcement agencies who work in the most difficult conditions to keep the country safe.
“In this process, many committed the highest sacrifice.
“As their commander in chief, I assure these of our gallant men and women that I will continue to expand them, deepening their professionalism and providing all the necessary multipliers with the strength and means necessary for them to prevail on the field,” he assured
He further stated that he was studying all reported cases of inadequacy with respect to their rights, their welfare and the interests of their families with a view to resolving them.