The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has disclosed Iwoland has the best species of herdsmen in South West, Nigeria, assuring peaceful, symbiotic co-existence.
He described the relative peace and mutual understanding between the Yoruba and Fulanis in his domain as enviable, saying Iwo is ready to host willing repentant herdsmen. Oba Akanbi stated that Iwoland is the highest host of Fulani herdsmen in Osun State.
The Oluwo assured farmers in Iwoland of mutual understanding with herdsmen, saying he is making arrangement to revisit his education of the Fulanis on ranching management.
He said the potent dosage for Yoruba-Fulani peaceful co-existence is in Iwo, asking the good, willing and repentant herdsmen to visit his palace, as he promised to properly integrate them with the Seriki Fulani of Iwoland.
Oluwo said he visited the Fulanis in his domain because he felt the pain caused by the bad to the good ones among them. He disclosed his recent visit to Odo Oba, Iwo as necessary to renew the bilateral trust and orientate them on new side to cattle raising.
In a statement, the Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, said: “Their Seriki reports to me on weekly basis. The affinity has been established mutually. I need more of their type in my domain. I’ve the dosage of peace between Yorubas and Fulanis.
“I want to reiterate that government should inaugurate a special intervention fund for core grassroots dwellers cutting across all tribes. The beneficiaries should be exclusively grassroots dwellers.”