Relocate to Kano, Gov Ganduje tells herdsmen

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Relocate to Kano, Gov Ganduje tells herdsmen

Relocate to Kano, Gov Ganduje tells herdsmen
February 05
04:25 2018

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Sunday called on all Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, especially in Benue and Taraba states, to relocate to Kano State.

Ganduje said Kano State had “vast grazing land” to accommodate herdsmen and their cattle.

The governor stated this during the monitoring of the state’s “free vaccination of over one million cattle and other small animals” at Kadawa Artificial Insemination Centre in the Garum Malam Local Government Area of the state.

The exercise titled, ‘Towards Conservation of Livestock Resource and Animal Protein for Citizens of Kano,’ was part of activities marking the 2017/2018 livestock vaccination programme.

Ganduje, who condemned the “recent killings during the clashes between farmers and herdsmen,” said they were unacceptable.

The governor said the vaccination was initiated to keep animals healthy and improve the economy of the state.

He said as part of the government’s commitment to encouraging herdsmen in the state, Kano State Government had been providing facilities that would accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle to discourage them from moving to other states in search of grazing land.

Ganduje said, “Fulani herdsmen of Kano origin do not move out of Kano to other states because we have enough grazing land, ranches and traditional stock route. They don’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.

“I am inviting herdsmen from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to Kano because we have enough facilities to accommodate them. We have grazing land in Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other places, where facilities have been provided to accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle.”

The governor added that his administration was already in collaboration with the Federal Government and foreign agencies to convert the Falgore Game Reserve into a modern grazing land.

“Falgore Game Reserve can take care of millions of herdsmen and their cattle in Nigeria. The location has been designed to accommodate schools, human and animal clinics, markets, recreational centres and other social amenities that would provide the herdsmen enough comfort to take care of their animals and transact their business without any hindrance.

“These killings must stop. We cannot afford to continue to witness these senseless killings in the name of Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash over lack of grazing land when we have a place like the Falgore Game Reserve, which is being underutilised.”

Ganduje also said his administration had embarked on the registration of herdsmen and their cattle to enable the government to take care of them through free vaccination and other incentives.

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  1. Delta Rabold
    Delta Rabold February 06, 09:01

    worky Exactly! what had become known as total football, a system deployed by the Dutch was the answer to the then Italian inspired catenaccio system.However as I suggested above, it has had it’s resurgence on various occasions, primarily by the Greek national side in the European championship against a decent Portuguese side, no?Look there’s no doubt in my mind that our present manager, as he, being during his rather unremarkable career as defensive player, has introduced a new version of the catenaccio.It’s actually not a new approach, yes it’s painful to watch, but in certain circumstance has proved to be effective in this league.Hell get used to it, does anyone on this blog really expect Pardew to come up with anything new, in a tactical sense.He’s already twenty years or so, behind the times as far as tactics are concerned and the modern game and never will become anything special, regardless of his psychobabble.It’s a good idea to keep this in mind as far as the ambitions of the club are concerned, still looking at a tenth or lower finish for the season, unless things change.

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