The Federal Government on Thursday, said it has acquired an Amplitude Modulation radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across the country in order to improve nomadic education.
Eyewitnessreporters learnt that this was revealed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said this in Abuja, while addressing newsmen.
Adamu explained that the radio frequency was to end the perennial farmers-herders clashes in the country.
The Minister said, “The radio service will serve as a vehicle for social mobilisation and education, in addition to interactive radio instruction methodology that will be adopted to reach the very hard-to-reach segment of our target population.
“Additionally, it will enhance our capacity to address crisis between herders and farmers with attendant consequences to loss of lives, destruction of productive assets, nomadic schools, facilities teaching and learning resources.”
Similarly, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof Bashir Usman, said Hausa broadcasters had been contacted to develop programmes that would add impetus to the commission’s effort towards mass education of the target group.