No going back on grazing reserves, Nigerian government says

Cattle herd
Cattle herd

Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country.

Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the SGF, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Mr. Adebiyi, the SGF said the decision to establish ranches and grazing reserves was to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country.

Mr. Lawal reiterated the Federal Government’s decision when he received a delegation from Tabital Pulako Njode Jam Foundation, led by its Chairman, Abdul Bali.

Mr. Lawal said most of the crimes on farmlands were perpetrated by nomads, who migrated into the country.

He pledged the Federal Government’s commitment to enlightening the herdsmen on ways to make cattle rearing more profitable.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Bali said the foundation was set up to look into the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

He said that its submissions had shown that nomads from other countries were responsible for clashes with farmers.

In a related development, the SGF assured the people of North-East of fairness in the provision of relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the various states in the region.

He gave the assurance when he received a delegation from the Lardin Gabas Elders Forum led by the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Paul Tahir.

He said that a Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) will soon be inaugurated to streamline rehabilitation activities in the region and accelerate the return of normal life to the North-Eastern states.

The Chairman of the forum pledged its readiness to work with the Federal Government to ensure that succour was brought to the victims of insurgency.

Mr. Tahir said the forum also advocated the return of Christian Religious Studies to school curriculum to teach youths about good moral upbringing and fear of God.

(NAN)


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  • Realitytalk

    It is all for the best and to settle a lot of cnnflict problems

    • omoshetan

      Very good idea, but let them make the reserves in the North. Anyone who want to rear his cow in the south should buy lands from the land owners just like all other agric businessmen does everywhere in the country.

  • Taiwo

    Does he plan to seize land in the South for his project or what?

    • igboham

      How else?

    • odenigbo.ndioma

      It’s better he don’t try it because his target is to seize land in the South-east and give it to his Islamist extremist fundamentalist jihadist fulani terrorist brothers.

  • Bamidele Odediya

    This people want to cause chaos in Nigeria

    • odenigbo.ndioma

      Eventually they will cause chaos in nigeria as buhari and his brother cow business has become a federal business.

  • Bamidele Odediya

    Why can’t they create it in Northern Nigeria? What is their interest in ‘across the 36 states’? Why? Why?The sinister agenda is being unraveled silently!

    • igboham

      What agenda?

      • odenigbo.ndioma

        Islamization agenda

  • igboham

    So Buharia is determined to seize our land and transfer it to his Fulani people for grazing. He really wants a full scale war in that zoo. Does he not need a law to do that or decree? The cattle becomes more important than the people in One Nigeria. Sai Buharia and Fulani democracy.

  • odenigbo.ndioma

    This grazing reserve nonsense, I want to ask a question, this cow is it Federal Cow or Private business? Buharia is determined to thief our land and give it to his Fulani terrorist brothers for grazing nonsense. The north has enough land to ranch and graze their nonsense cow. we don’t have any land in the East for any grazing nonsense. Shekau did not make mistake when he said that buhari is worshipping cow.

  • otunne steve gofrey

    Main achievement of APC in 17 months in Aso Rock are:-
    (1) Removal of teaching of Christian Religious studies from Nigerian schools
    (2) Uncontrollable inflation
    (3) Tyranny and despotism
    (4) Grabbing of citizens lands for Fulani cattle rearing (grazing)
    (5) Conversion of INEC & EFCC as unregistered members of APC.etc etc.
    One painful side of number one above is Mr. vice president was a Pastor.
    This shows level of commitment of to days’ pastors to propagation of the religion that brought them to limelight.
    What Prof. Oshibanjo once preached against is what he now enjoys.
    Who would have believe that Christian religious studies will be out of moral education in Nigerians schools.
    One Day, Federal government would tow Kaduna State proposed law on muzzling christian activities in Nigeria.
    Issue of land grabbing for grazing is revocable, The north own Nigeria and they have spoken.

  • Jaja Majaja

    Let every non muslim in this country and muslims also who have a sense of justice know that this is not only illegal but dangerous.
    No normal or right thinking human being can accept this.
    How can the Federal Government give grazing lands to PRIVATELY owned cattles ?……whereby the profits of such an enterprise is not shared by us all. isn’t this wickedness.
    Okay let all Christians begin to buy dogs and goats in there thousands and then begin to ask for our own grazing lands, simple.

  • Igodomigo Suleman

    WHAT IS THE INTEREST OF THE HAUSA FULANI IN PURSUING THIS GRAZING RESERVES? AND I ASK IF SOUTHERNERS IN THE NORTH ARE REQUESTING FOR SUCH WILL THE HAUSA-FULANI GRANT THEM SAME? THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO KEPT REMINDING SOUTHERN CHRISTIANS RESIDENT IN THE NORTH YEARLY THAT THIS PLACE DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM WHICH THEY EXPRESS EVERY NOW N THEN BY BEHEADING THEM, SLAUGHTERING N BURN THEIR SHOPS. THIS FULANI’S ARE DELIBERATELY LOOKING FOR TROUBLE O. WHAT YOU CAN NOT TOLERATE DO NOT FORCE ON OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU ARE HOLDING POWER. YOU TOOK THE CAPITAL OF NIGERIA TO THE NORTH THEY KEPT QUIET. YOU SMUGGLED ISLAM INTO A SUPPOSED CIRCULAR CONSTITUTION OF NIGERIA WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF CHRISTIANITY THEY KEPT QUIET. YOU TOOK ALL SENSITIVE SECURITY POSITION N GAVE IT TO MOSLEMS THEY KEPT QUIET. RECENTLY YOU BANNED THE TEACHING OF CRK IN SCHOOLS AND THEY KEPT QUIET. YOU TOOK THE LARGEST CHUNK OF NIGERIAS ANNUAL BUDGET WITHOUT CONSIDERATION FOR THE REGION THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGG AND THEY KEPT QUIET. NOW BASKING ON THE SUCCESS OF ALL THE ABOVE YOU WANT TO FORCEFULLY SEIZE PEOPLES LANDS N HAND IT OVER TO YOUR FULANI BROTHERS WHOM EVEN THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO IDENTIFIED AS “FOREIGNERS”
    THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO PRIVATE BUSINESS WHO DOES NOT PAY ANY FORM OF TAX TO GOVERNMENTS AT ANY LEVEL. IT BECOMING OBVIOUS YOU GUYS ARE GREEDY N ON A MISSION OF CONQUEST. WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT SOMEONE TO DO TO YOU DO NOT DO IT TO OTHER PEOPLE. YOU HAVE PUSHED THEM SO MUCH AND THEY ARE BOUND TO REACT AND THE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD OF JUSTICE WILL FIGHT FOR THEM.