ANA positions Nigerian Fulbe populace for peace, development
The Fulbe community in Nigeria has agreed to strategically position itself to make its most effective contributions to national development and peacebuilding.
The decision was reached at a consultative meeting of Fulbe leaders from all over the country, which was held in Abuja on August 6.
The meeting was organized by the Arewa New Agenda (ANA), a non-governmental organization that promotes peace and development in northern Nigeria.
According to a statement issued after the meeting by the
Convener of the Group, Sen. Ahmed Abubakar MoAllahyidi, the ANA Chairman, Muhammadu Sani said the Fulbe community is committed to playing a positive role in Nigeria’s development.
“We are a peace-loving people and we want to contribute to building a better future for our country,” Sani said. “We believe that we can do this by working together and by using our traditional values to promote peace and harmony.”
The meeting also agreed to develop a strategy for reorienting the Fulbe youth, especially men and women, on the importance of peace and development.
“We know that many of our young people have been influenced by negative trends,” Sani said. “We want to help them to understand the importance of peace and to become positive agents of change.”
The meeting also agreed to reach out to other interest groups in Nigeria to promote national forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing.
“We believe that Nigeria needs to heal from the wounds of the past. We are committed to working with others to build a more peaceful and prosperous future for our country”, Sani said.
The Fulbe community is the largest ethnic group in West Africa. In Nigeria, they are the fourth largest ethnic group, after the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo.
The Fulbe are traditionally nomadic herders, but many have settled in towns and cities in recent years.
The Fulbe are known for their strong sense of community and their commitment to peace. They have played a significant role in the development of West Africa, and they are committed to playing a positive role in Nigeria’s future.