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Governor Ganduje has a perfect solution to farmers/herders clashes; he wants cattle movement from north to south banned

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called for a ban on the movement of cattle from the northern parts of the country to the middle belt and the south.

According to the governor, the ban is the only way to halt the frequent clashes between farmers and herders in the country.

Governor Ganduje noted that the farmers/cattle herders conflicts would not end until the law is created.

He noted that not only the clashes between farmers and herdsmen would be solved, but also the problem of cattle rustling.

Ganduje said that his administration in Kano State had largely curb banditry and related criminal activities because he built a cattle rearing colony (Ruga) for herdsmen.

“We are building a Ruga settlement in Dansoshiya Forest at our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area.

“So, we are building many houses, we are constructing a dam; we are establishing a Cattle Artificial insemination Centre; we are establishing veterinary clinic and already we have started building houses for herdsmen.

“My advocacy is that we should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the Middle Belt and to the Southern part of Nigeria.

“There should be a law that will ban, otherwise we cannot control the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers and cannot control the cattle rustling which is affecting us greatly,” Governor Ganduje who spoke at the weekend in Daura, Katsina State, said while speaking to journalists.

Speaking on the appointment of new service chiefs, the governor also said that northern governors would set agenda for them.

He noted that he expects the service chiefs to work closely with state governors who knows what the people needed and the black spots in their domains.

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