Come over to Kano, Ganduje tells herdsmen

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
With opposition trailing the Federal Governmenta��s plan to establish cattle colonies in all the 36 states of the federation, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has offered to provide grazing lands and other facilities for Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Ganduje who expressed disturbed over the incessant killings traced to Fulani herdsmen/farmers clashes, urged all herders resident in other parts of the country to relocate Kano where they will freely rear their cattle.
He described recent incessant clashes between the herdsmen and farmers, particularly in Benue and Taraba states as uncalled for and a threat to national unity.
Ganduje, spoke on Sunday at Kadawa Artificial Insemination Centre in Garum Malam Local Government Area during the 2017/2018 livestock vaccination programme, tagged: a�?Towards Conservation of Livestock Resource and Animal Protein for Citizens of Kano.a�? He inspected the vaccination of over one million cattle and other livestock.
The governor said that the over one million cattle and small animals vaccinated through the programme would be free of animal diseases, adding that his administration was committed to the welfare of the herdsmen.
He said that the provision of congenial atmosphere for herdsmen would not only strengthen peace in the state, but would also increase the pace of socioeconomic development of Kano in particular and Nigeria as a whole.
Ganduje said that as part of the governmenta��s commitment to encouraging herdsmen in Kano, the state government had continued to provide facilities to contain the herdsmen and their cattle from moving to other states in search of grazing lands.
The governor asserted that Fulani herdsmen of Kano State origin do not move to other states, a�?because we have enough grazing land, ranches and traditional stock routes. So, they dona��t have any reason to move out of the state. We take care of them and we accord them the respect and dignity they deserve.
a�?I am inviting herdsmen from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to Kano because we have enough facilities to accommodate them. We have grazing lands in Rogo, Gaya, Kiru, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other reserved places where facilities are in place to accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle,a�? he said.

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