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Friday, 10 June 2016

We want grazing reserves only in the North - Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has laid to rest growing fears that the Federal Government plans to establish grazing re­serves for the Fulani herdsmen across the country.
Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, stated this in Abia State during a one-day working visit to the state.
He said that the Federal Government under President Mu­hammadu Buhari will establish grazing re­serves and ranches only in the northern states of the country, adding that no graz­ing reserve will be set up in the South East or anywhere in the entire South.

His words: “I am a Fulani from Sokoto and I have cattle. I know that it is better for me to rear and keep my herds in one place and provide good grass for them.
“Talking about the South East and Northern Nigeria re­lationship, this issue of herdsmen that has been coming up re­cently I believe the Federal Government is coming up with a measured response of ensuring that we have grazing reserves, particularly, with em­phasis in Northern Ni­geria, in states where they originate from so that they can remain within their neigh­bourhood, within their families and cater for their cattle in a much more better way, more organised way and more economically vi­able system.
“By having a graz­ing reserve in Sokoto State for instance, all herdsmen and farm­ers in Sokoto can graze within the state with­out moving their herds out.
“We in the northern states in particularly have embraced this very proactive measure of establishing grazing reserves in the North so that the herdsmen and their herds can re­main at home.
That will give us bet­ter meat, quality milk and for the people of Sokoto and Aba leather for making shoes and other leather works,” Tambuwal said.
The AUTHORITY recalls that Abia State Governor Okezie Ik­peazu recently said that any plan to estab­lish grazing reserves for the Fulani herds­men will be frustrat­ed in the South East because there are no lands in the zone for such project.
His words: “We don’t need grazing reserves in the South East be­cause we don’t have land for them. There is enough land in the North, so let the estab­lishment of grazing re­serves be in the North.”

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