Jigawa Inaugurates Peace, Reconciliation Committees in Birnin Kudu, Gwaram LGAs

Written by Yusuf Zubairu


The Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State, Malam Bala Ibrahim has inaugurated peace and reconciliation committees to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders in Janwawa, and Bagadaza in Birnin Kudu and Gwaram Local Government Areas.

Speaking at the inauguration of the committees, the SSG said that the setting up of the committees has demonstrated Governor Namadi’s administration’s commitment to promoting peace and stability among its citizenry.

The SSG, listed some of the terms of reference for the committees to include ensuring fairness and justice in the allocation of farm lands, demarcating stock routes and grazing reserves.

He added that the committee’s assignment includes enlightening farmers and herders on the importance of each other to society and peaceful coexistence.

Similarly, the committees are to encourage disputing parties to resolve their differences amicably.

Malam Bala Ibrahim further explained the committee’s function: ensuring that farmers do not encroach on any existing tract leading to a stream, river, or water source used for watering livestock.


Responding on behalf of the two Committees, the Chairman of the Committee for Janwawa in Sundumina District who is also the Jakadan Sulhu Dutse, Alhaji Ado Ahmed expressed delight for the appointment and pledged to give their best and justify the confidence reposed in them.

Radio Nigeria reports that, members of the Committees include Alhaji Ado Ahmed, Fulani Shehu, Sale Babba,Musa Isah Bagadaza, Ya’u Haruna and Musa Maijama’a.

Other members are Alhaji Abdu Salihawa, Maikudi Shanu, Adamu Janwawa, Amadu Jangari, and representatives of Police, Army, DSS, NSCDC among others.