Governor lauds Kebbi communities for preserving elephants
Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has commended the people of Mai-Iyali and Bagudo villages for preserving the three elephants roaming their settlements.He gave the commendation during a tour of the area, assuring the indigenes that his administration will continue to cater for their welfare and provide them with agricultural inputs.
The governor expressed happiness with the communities, particularly farmers, whose farmland was being grazed on a daily basis by the elephants, urging them to sustain the gesture. Bagudu, who was visiting for the third time, came with his children to a catch a glimpse of the heavy plant-eating mammals.
Briefing the governor on how they have been coping with the elephants, Mallam AbdulZaki Mai-Iyali said the animals, which feed daily on their guinea-corn, millet and sorghum, were, however, friendly to farmers.
The village head, Mallam Garba Hakimi, urged the state government to provide access road, farm inputs and social amenities to the community and its environs.He assured the governor of the continued preservation of the animals.
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