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Southern, Middle Belt leaders react to FG’s move to create radio station for herdsmen

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum have contradicted the arrangement by the Federal Government to set up a radio station for herders. An announcement on Thursday marked by Yinka Odumakin (South-West), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South-South), Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle-Belt) and Professor Chigozie Ogbu (South-East) said it got the news with impolite stun.

It said the declaration came at once the Federal Government had been going about as the data arm of Boko Haram and Fulani herders by dissing the right translation of the gatherings exercises by previous President Olusegun Obasanjo as an endeavor to “Fulani” Nigeria. “We thoroughly dismiss this inhumane choice of the administration on the accompanying principal grounds:

“It resembles false reverence and double-dealing for an administration that has over the most recent four years prevented obligation for the benefit from claiming the Fulani herders for violations they even possessed up to, to now disclose to us it needs to set up a radio for them to address similar issues.

“Segment 55 of the 1999 Constitution perceives English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo as Languages in which the official business of the National Assembly can be directed.There was no notice of Fulani which isn’t a language most northerners even get it.

“Why it’s abrupt advancement to a language the Federal Government will set up a radio to advance?Will, it additionally set up radio stations for the authoritatively perceived dialects and the more than 250 dialects spoken in various pieces of Nigeria?

“We dread genuinely that the proposed radio will turn into a weapon of spreading loathe purposeful publicity against different nationalities in Nigeria given the child gloves treatment with which the Buhari organization has taken care of the killings of thousands of Nigerians over the most recent four years.

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“We are guided the destruction supporting job radio played in instigating ordinary residents to partake in the slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus amid the Rwandan Genocide. From 1993 to late 1994, RTLM was utilized by Hutu pioneers to engender a radical Hutu message and against Tusti disinformation by recognizing specific targets and territories where they could be found and empowering advancement of the annihilation.

“In 1994, Rwanda Radio started to propel a similar message by issuing mandates on were to murder Tutsis and praising the individuals who had effectively participated.

“Utilizing the instrumentality of the Federal Government to set up a radio for Fulani herders will toss a blade at the littlest of the strings as yet holding Nigeria together as all hallucinations of a whole nation would be expelled and the remainder of the country would close we are presently under Fulani Government of Nigeria.

“We along these lines request that the Federal Government ought to die the prospect of a Fulani radio supported by government on the off chance that it minds in any structure about the corporate presence of the nation,” they said.