The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the escalating Fulani herdsmen menace across Urhoboland.
President General of the UPU, Olorogun Moses Taiga, made the call at the opening ceremony of the 86th Annual Urhobo National Day Celebration, held at the national secretariat of the UPU in Uvwiamughe, Agbarhor in Ughelli North council area of Delta state.
The leader, who alongside other dignitaries unveiled an Urhobo language curriculum for primary and secondary schools at the event, also noted that many communities had been seriously devastated by the activities of the herdsmen.
According to him, though the situation is a national problem, the UPU is concerned with the untold Socio-economic and cultural problems the menace had brought on the people, adding that the body had begun exploring ways to protect its people against the threat.
He charged President Buhari to urgently tackle the lingering issue, which he described as a major threat to the unity and corporate existence of the country.
Meanwhile, the UPU has launched a new module for teaching the Urhobo language at the primary and secondary school levels of education.
The module, titled ‘9-years Basic Education Curriculum’, was compiled by the Urhobo Studies Association (USA) and the Delta State University(DELSU), Abraka.
The well attended socio-cultural event, was graced by the Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, former governor, Chief James Ibori, former Senator Ighoyota Amori, Professor Godini Darah, several Urhobo monarchs and a host of other dignitaries.