In an address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism on Wednesday said he was shocked by the Presidentâ€™s claim that the attacks would soon be over,Punch reports.
He added that comments made by the President and the government
fell short of expectation and did not provide any reassurance for
â€œWhen I read a short while ago, the Presidential assurance to this nation that the current homicidal escalation between the cattle prowlers and farming communities would soon be over, I felt mortified.
â€œHe had the solution, he said. Cattle ranches were being set up, and in another 18 months, rustlings, destruction of livelihood and killings from herdsmen would be â€˜a thing of the pastâ€™.Â Eighteen months, he assured the nation. I believe his Minister of Agriculture echoed that later, but with a less dispiriting time schema.
â€œNeither, however, could be considered a message of solace and reassurance for the ordinary Nigerian farmer and the lengthening cast of victims, much less to an intending tourist to the Forest Retreat of Tinana in the Rivers, the Ikogosi Springs or the Moslem architectural heritage of the ancient city of Kano. In any case, the external tourists have less hazardous options.â€