Farmers at Gwaljamo forest in Toro local government area have pleaded with Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed to intervene in the ongoing flash-points for land crisis rocking the area.
The leader of the delegation, Ibrahim Adamu Nabardo said the visit the governor was to present him with a petition on land dispute rocking the forest.
WikkiTimes reports that some government officials were allegedly conniving with some traditional leaders to confiscate land from the owners and re-allocate it to other people.
Our correspondent gathered that the trend has been going on for long, an omen the leaders said was become worrisome.
They appealed to the state government to urgently intervene to avert a possible crisis that may erupt as a result of the ongoing “illegal trend.”
Responding, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed said his administration was poised to protect citizens of the state against all forms of injustice.
Governor Bala Mohammed who sympathized with the farmers on the crisis affecting them in the forest said as a responsible government, his the administration will study their petition critically with a view to find lasting the solution to the matter.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House Bauchi, Dr Aminu Hassan Gamawa, the governor said the issue would be investigated for immediate action.
“I welcome you to Government House Bauchi on behalf of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed who asked me to be with you on his behalf.”
“Toro Local Government is so important to Bauchi State and as such we assure you that we will study your petition to present it to us so that we can solve the matter amicably.”
Governor Bala Mohammed, therefore, appreciated the visitors for conducting themselves peacefully in the process and urged them not to relent in supporting his administration for the provision of the needed social amenities.