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Fulani Herdsmen Tambuwal commends FG over grazing reserve policy

Tambuwal also called on the herdsmen to embrace the initiative that the government has put together.

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Aminu Tambuwal- Governor of Sokoto state.

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The Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal has commended the grazing reserve policy of the Federal Government.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, recently revealed that 11 states donated a total of 55,000 hectares of land for Fulani herdsmen to graze.

Tambuwal also called on the herdsmen to embrace the initiative that the government has put together.

The Governor said “I must commend the Federal Government’s initiative on grazing and grazing reserve policy and we in Sokoto fully support the initiative and policy position.

“If we set aside a proper structure and we have reserves, herdsmen would take maximum advantage of it. The roaming about of cattle is not the best form to raise them.

“In sokoto, we have a ministry that is responsible for animal health and it is saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the success of the sector.”

Tambual also said “We are currently working to collaborate with some farmers in order to improve the livestock development in the state.

“A multi-billion naira project is reaching completion and we are targeting October for it completion.

“Sokoto state government is ready to provide farmlands to the Federal Government and individuals for grazing reserve."

“Any individual interested in commercial livestock agriculture, will be supported by the state government.

“I call on herdsmen and cattle owners to please in the interest of peace and their business to embrace this policy, because it will minimise the risk of their life and their livestock,” he added.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has vowed to oppose the plan to create grazing reserves that will require state governments to provide land for Fulani herdsmen and their cattle.

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