The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is set to
rehabilitate the 414 grazing reserve centres and stock routes across the
country, what it described as steps taken to end the clash between farmers
and Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country.
National Coordinator, Grazing Reserve Rehabilitation at the Federal
Ministry of Agriculture, 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.
Ibrahim 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, Baba Ngajarma, lauded the effort made by the government,
saying that the project would sensitise farmers and herdsmen, adding that
they must shun violence and embrace one another.