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FG moves to rehabilitate grazing reserve centres nationwide

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The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to rehabilitate the 414 grazing reserve centres and stock routes in the country to end the clash between farmers and Fulani cattle breeders.

National Co-ordinator, Grazing Reserve Rehabilitation at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Mahmud Ibrahim, disclosed this while speaking during a sensitisation and mobilisation programme on the issue at Wawazange Grazing Reserve in Dukkku Local Council of Gombe State.

He said government would not rest until the lingering crisis between farmers and cattle breeders ended.According to him, the project, which is being carried out by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, is in conjunction with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to curtail the crisis among farmers and herdsmen in the country.

He said 10 states had already been mandated for the rehabilitation of the grazing reserves and stock routes.National Secretary of the breeders’ association, Mr. Baba Usman Ngajarma, lauded the effort made by the government, saying that the project would sensitise farmers and herdsmen.

He, therefore, called on them to shun violence and embrace one another, noting that there would be no meaningful development without peace among people.Ngajarma also enjoined both parties to urgently liaise and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Animal Husbandry and Nomic Affairs, Mr. Sammy Barka, has urged the people to desist from encroaching into grazing reserves and stock routes.


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5 Comments
  • Basil Ogbanufe

    Grazing reserves?! What about cultivating reserves? Grazing reserves is complete bias from the government.

  • vincentumenyiora

    Problems of Nigeria ever recurring – you have been told what can be done to solve this problem! The greatest danger you have about roaming herds and their men is the pollution of the streams you have in the Southern part of Nigeria – you have no organized public water supply for Nigeria so the cows are sharing the streams with the human being and through pollution – the droppings in the streams, they infest the people! Worse of all’ you have no properly established health institution for Nigeria either! All these in addition that the cows eat up the crops planted by the people in the South – in other words the Southern farmers and hamlets are regarded as a source of food for the cows owners from the North! Call for people with experience to tell you what or how to get over this problem!

  • austino77

    Which are these ten states? Farmers aren’t being consulted. I can only see the cattle breeders interest being vigourously pursued and it won’t work. Farmers will be prepared to protect their means of Livelihood.

    • Emeka

      No mention of the 10 grazing reserves. Deceitful elements that can never be trusted. Let us watch them.As usual, nothing good will come out of this except bias and favoritism.

  • emmanuel kalu

    This is just madness to be doing this. This government is spending national resources to run a private business that should be funding and operating by itself. This would yet be another source of conflict in the country, because this crazy government doesn’t seem to know how to handle anything.