Kano to convert 5 forests to herdsmen settlements
Written by Taiwo Adediran on August 21, 2019
The Kano State Government says it is planning to convert five forests to grazing reserves for herdsmen in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State announced this on Tuesday
while speaking with journalists in Abuja. Ganduje said that his administration has inaugurated a technical committee on farm settlements for herdsmen in the state which would assist in boosting socio-economic ventures in the state.
He noted that the settlement was also to discourage the movement of herders from north to
south to address herders/farmers crisis. Ganduje promised that his government will provide social amenities such as hospital, veterinary clinic, market, security post and schools for the herdsmen so that they can enjoy facilities just like other Nigerians.
According to him, herders settlement should not be a national issue, it should be a state issue because they live and flourish in every state.
He said that his administration will redouble efforts to ensure that farmers enjoy more intervention programs and projects to boost agriculture in the state.