Kebbi government secures naira 1.7 billion loan to improve animal production and breeding – Gov. Bagudu – The Sun Nigeria
The government of Kebbi State said it had secured a loan of N 1.7 billion as part of efforts to improve animal production and other forms of animal husbandry in the state.
State Governor Alhaji Atiku Bagudu said this during the continuing meeting of Fulani Stakeholders for Peace, Security and Unity in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
He said: âWe will support the ongoing efforts of my administration to improve the lives of Fulani through animal husbandry and milk production, and the empowerment of Fulani women, as well as to strengthen other forms of agricultural activities.
“This administration has already secured a loan of 1.7 billion naira to improve animal production and other forms of animal husbandry.”
Bagudu vowed to review the recommendations made at the meeting to address the problems facing farmers – clashes between herders, cattle routes and insecurity in the state.
He said the purpose of the meeting is to review progress and address challenges with a view to coming up with plausible solutions.
Bagudu revealed that his government has established a steering committee to review grazing reserves, livestock routes and resolve persistent disputes between Fulani farmers and herders in order to achieve lasting peace and security in the region. the state.
âThe government is fully aware of the issues raised, just as it has already started to implement some of the recommendations raised by the committee.
âNo matter how hard the government tries, there has to be understanding and acceptance of those affected to have a positive effect on their lives,â he said.
Bagudu also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated him, along with six other governors, to ensure an end to banditry and the restoration of normalcy in the northwestern region of the country.
âThe President is fully committed to adequately protecting the lives and property of all law-abiding and peaceful citizens of the country.
âWe commend the tireless efforts of our military and other security agencies in the country.
âWe also call on Nigerians to be less worried about the enemies of peace and unity, as they are few in number and we all have to face.
âThe issue of ensuring security in the nation is a collective responsibility, as such, all hands must be on the bridge in this direction,â the governor said.
Previously, former state governor Alhaji Saidu Dakingari, who is also the chairman of the Fulani elites steering committee, suggested that plausible solutions to the resolved issues be offered in the upcoming third installment of the meeting.
He praised Governor Bagudu for his efforts to restore the state’s lost glory and to make the state a true pioneer and forerunner in the country.
Dakingari assured that the committee will follow all the issues raised as recommendations in dealing with the issues, stressing the need for justice, equity and equality for all Fulani as a panacea for peace and security.
âAll lands belonging to the Fulani must be returned, cattle routes and pasture reserves must be reactivated.
“I advise the government to issue land ownership certificates to the Fulani as was the case before,” he advised.
Also speaking, the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Bashir Ilyasu, represented by Sarkin Gobir of Kalgo, Haruna Jadda, assured the governor of his support as traditional leaders to achieve peace in their areas. (NAA)