It’s no longer fashionable for Fulani herdsmen to wander for pastures – Ganduje

It’s no longer fashionable for Fulani herdsmen to wander for pastures – Ganduje


The Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says it is no longer fashionable for Fulani herdsmen to wander through the length and breadth of the country searching for pastures for their livestock.

This was as he disclosed that his administration has earmarked five grazing forests as grazing reserves to address clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers which have claimed several lives.

Speaking at the weekend during a Town Hall meeting staged by the state government at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, he explained that his government has already provided the selected forests with mechanised boreholes.

“Over 60 people were sponsored and trained in Turkey for animal insemination and are now working at the two centres provided by the state.

“I want to believe this measure will end Fulani herdsmen crisis with the Southern Nigeria’s farmers,” Ganduje said.

He lamented that allocations from federation account to states in May, 2016 was the worst in the past 25 years, stressing that “Kano State, in particular, can only sustain itself unless people pay revenue to the government.”

The Governor revealed that not until the state governments assist them with some funds, local governments can hardly pay salaries of their workers with the monthly allocations accruing to them.


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