Why all Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria should move to Kano – Ganduje
Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has again called on all Fulani herdsmen resident in other parts of the country to move to his state.
He stated that Kano has vast grazing land to accommodate them and their cattle.
Ganduje further lamented that Fulani herdsmen of Kano origin move to other states in search of greener pasture.
He spoke yesterday while inspecting the vaccination of over one million cattle and other animals at Kadawa artificial insemination centre in Garum Malam Local Government Area.
He said: “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 lands in Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other reserved places where facilities are in place to accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle.”
The governor also revealed that already, his administration was in collaboration with the Federal Government and foreign agencies to convert the Falgore Games Reserve into a modern grazing land.
“Falgore Game Reserve can take care of millions of herdsmen and their cattle in Nigeria.
“The place has been designed to contain schools, human and animal clinics, markets, recreational centres and other social amenities that can give the herdsmen enough comfort to take care of their animals and do their business without 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 while we have a place like the Falgore Game Reserve under utilized.
“There is no longer fear of cattle rustling in Kano. Cattle rustling are now history because we fought the menace headlong.
“In Falgore right now, we have enough security there. Those rustlers have relocated elsewhere, while some of them who repented from their evil ways were given amnesty and rehabilitated.”