There is something good in the Fulani Radio said to be planned by the Federal Government. Other Ethnic Radio Stations need to be set up and with these ,we have quality programmes to prevent conflict to promote and to build peace.
It was George Orwell who said “Serious Sport is War minus the shooting” Bullets” . Let’s get our Farmers and Herders into this War without Shooting.
One of those things I would like Government to do is to ask the Farmers on the one hand and the Herders on the other, to set up Football Teams at the local, state, regional and National level i such that there are live broadcasts on Television, and Radio and streaming online.
In this way Farmers and Herders would stay at home or visit viewing centres to monitor the encounters and the period of Half time could be used to send relevant messages to the viewers and listeners.
On the power of Football, FIFA states: Football is a universal language that can help bridge divides and promote the core values necessary for lasting peace. It is a powerful tool to release tension and generate dialogue.
On the playing field, cultural differences and political agendas dissolve.
I would like to end by stating that the University of Brighton here in the UK developed a programme tagged Football 4 Peace to douse the Tension between the Arabs and Jews in Israel.
Nigeria can draw from this example
Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth, London, England