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    We’ll recover cattle routes, grazing lands sold out by past gov’t – Commissioner

    Kano state government has vowed to recover all cattle routes and grazing reserves sold out by the past administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to prevent farmers-herders conflicts in the state.

    The state commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, who disclosed this to newsmen during a press briefing said the decision became necessary owing to the rising number of challenges that may erupt as a result of the invasion of the grazing lands.

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    He said there has been a series of complaints by the Fulani herders that their cattle routes and grazing lands have been sold out to some individuals and that the incident is causing serious disputes between them and farmers as there is now way for their cattle to pass through.

    According to him, their government will pay attention to cattle raring and farming so that the state can feed itself and even supply to others inline with their policies of improving modern farming and raring system.

    “Since after my assumption as commissioner of land, I have received several complaints about grazing lands and cattle routes which is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. That is why we will do our best to ensure that we recover these lands so that everybody will go on with businesses.

    “It is disheartening that nowadays in our villages across the 44 local governments, the cattle are passing through the road and their grazing places have been allocated to some individuals. Vehicles are passing and cattle are also passing which is very wrong.”

    He said there were also complaints over double allocations of lands, invasion of peoples lands among other challenges, which he said they will make sure justice is done.

    “We will make sure anybody that got his land confiscated or any public land sold out has been recovered. We have seen a lot and we will make sure we put everything in order.”

    AgroClimateNews reports that the commissioner said for over eight years there was no commissioner in the ministry, as it was overseen by the immediate past governor, which was the reason why so many things were not in order.



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