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Osun to issue ID cards to herders, begins data capturing

The Osun government says it will embark on data capturing and profiling of herders residing in the state.

Mudasiru Toogun, chairman, Committee on Peaceful Co-existence between Fulani/ Bororo and Farmers in Osun, said this at a meeting held with heads of Fulani and Bororo on Wednesday in Osogbo.

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Mr Toogun said the data capturing exercise was part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence between Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba farmers in the state.

He said that government would also embark on enumeration and headcount of immigrants in the state.

According to Mr Toogun, the exercise is part of efforts to update the statistics and data of immigrants living in the state.

He said the initiative would help to determine the population of the immigrants so as to prevent any form of security threat that might arise arose from the influx of migrants.

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Mr Toogun said the state had worked out modalities to begin the issuance of identity cards to Fulani and Bororo living in the state as a means of identification.

He said the initiative would further help to stem the tide of incessant security challenges in the state.

In his response, the Seriki Fulani in the state, Ibrahim Babatunde, assured the government of total compliance with relevant rules capable of sustaining the bond of unity existing between them and Yoruba farmers.

Mr Babatunde, while seeking further support from the government, assured that his people would continue to live and relate peacefully with their host communities.

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