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PREACHING ONENESS AND UNITY OF PURPOSE TO ENSURE A STRONG AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN FARMERS AND HERDSMEN.


Another Summit Between The Association Of Christian Traditional Rulers Of Nigeria (AOCTRON) And Miyetti Allah Fulani Cattle Breeders Of Nigeria Held at Ontario Crescent, Maitama Abuja residence of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar (CFR)_.


By Maduabuchi Nwalieji.

Present in the summit are:

Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar (CFR), Sultan of Sokoto. Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council Of Nigeria. 

Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III,  Emir of Keffi.

His Imperial Majesty, Eze Dr. Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly, Okalaakwu Kingdom Igbariam. ACTRON BOT Secretary General, Chairman West African Traditional Rulers.

Prince Elliot Afiyo, Secretary General, West African Monarchs.

Revrend Dr. Gbenga Ademuyiwa, AOCTRON Royal Bishop and General Overseer.

HRM Eze Dr. Albanus Ozuruoha, Eze Chinyere Ugo, Uwaorie Imo State. AOCTRON South East Zonal Coordinator.

HRM Oba Dr. Festus Adeyemi, Alakola of Akola Ijesha, Osun State. AOCTRON South West Executive General Secretary.

HRM King Funpere Gabriel Akah, Ibenanaowei of Gbarain Kingdom. AOCTRON Chairman Bayelsa State.

HRM King Solomon Chukwuka, Obi of Ite-Opu, Delta State. AOCTRON South  South Zonal Vice Chairman.

His Royal Majesty, Eze Dr. Oliver Ohanweh, Obi Gburugburu of Ehime, Isiala Mbano, Imo State. Chairman AOCTRON, South Eastern, South Southern and South Western States.

His Royal Majesty, Eze Dr. Douglas Okwara, Umuna Ancient Kingdom, Orlu, Imo State. AOCTRON South East Chairman. 

HRH Eze Nnaluo Sylvester, Igwe Orujemjem Eziagulu Aguleri. AOCTRON Coordinator Anambra State.

Chief Ozoh Okonkwo, President General Amansea.  AOCTRON/Miyetti Allah joint  Secretary.

Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadima, Member Sokoto Senior Council of Traditional rulers.

Alhaji Kabiru Usman, Member Sokoto senior Council of Traditional leaders.

Ardo Muhd Kirowa, Miyetti Allah(MACBAN) National President.

Baba Othman Ngelzarma,  National Secretary, Miyetti Allah.

Idris Isa Bawa, Assistant Secretary, Miyetti Allah. 

Aliyu Saleh, National Organising Secretary, Miyetti Allah.

Alhaji Gidado Sadique, South East Chairman, Miyetti Allah.

Alhaji Mekudi Ningi Chairman South South, Miyetti Allah. 

Umar Faruk, Chairman Miyetti Allah Abia State.

Mr. Maduabuchi Joseph Nwalieji. AOCTRON/Miyetti Allah Media Influencer. 

RECALL THAT

AOCTRON is a body formed by the Christian Religious Leaders and Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria to build a Culture of Peace, National Unity, Integration in our beloved country and to utilize the devout Christian faith of diverse traditions for the good of all and to uplift the values of Jesus the son of God, compassion, forgiveness and good will that are shared among all religious traditions.

One hundred and four years after the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates to form the present-day Nigeria, the country remains divided along the lines of religion, tribe and ethnicity. It is widely recognized even by government that religious and Christian traditional rulers play important roles in building social cohesion in Nigeria. In view of this, these leaders have come together on a neutral platform to speak in one voice.

Based on a common commitment to shared values and their own moral authority, religious leaders and traditional rulers serve as the conscience of the nation, working together to uplift and build consensus around those shared values.

MIYETTI ALLAH Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria sometimes called MACBAN is a partisan advocacy group centered on promoting the welfare of Fulani pastoralists in Nigeria.

The major goal of MACBAN is to be the umbrella organization of Fulani herdsmen within the country. The activities of the organization involves liaising with the government on behalf of pastoralists, land use rights, nomadic education and conflict resolution between pastoralists and farmers.

As the major promoter of welfare of Fulani pastoralists, increase incidence of farmer-herder conflicts and cattle rustling since 2011 brought the group into wider consciousness. 

The group's board of trustees is led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Abubakar III, Aminu; Emir of Zazzau, Usman Nagogo, the Emir of Katsina and Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano and the subsequent Emirs of these Emirates compose a part of the group's board of trustee.

After a warm reception of the both groups (AOCTRON and MacBan) who has become one body, by the Sultan, the leader of the group Eze Dr. Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly of Igbariam Kingdom, Anambra State, revealed the essence of the meeting which is to strengthen and extend the preaching of oneness and unity of purpose to unsure a peaceful coexistence between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country.

He reasoned that as custodians of the Christian Traditional values, the Monarchs and religious leaders are closer to the grassroots and could partner with the government to tackle the worrying differences between the communities, farmers and Fulani herdsmen raging in almost every part of the country.

Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad (CFR), Sultan of Sokoto appreciated all who were present in the meeting, he declared and promised to unleash his unflinching support for the group and maintained that  he is strongly behind any individual or group who's objective is to stop the killings, promote and maintain peace in the country.

See photos of the meeting below....

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