Kogi State extends fellowship to Fulani Herdsmen


Following the proposed Federal government colony, the Kogi Gov, Yahaya Bello has extended hand of fellowship the Fulani herdsmen by offering them land in the state.

Bello, who is a faithful supporter of President Buhari, said in Lokoja that the proposed cattle colonies will benefit the people of Kogi. He discharged the idea that the proposed cattle colony is an attempt by the Federal Government to swindle indigenes across the country of their ancestral lands.

The governor allays the fears of the citizens of Kogi State, on ownership of communal land, saying that the policy is never an indirect attempt by the Federal Government to take their ancestral land to herdsmen.

According to him “To ensure that everyone is carried along in this process, Kogi State, through the Ministry of Agriculture, will soon be embarking on a series of stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize the people, farmers, cattle breeders and other stakeholders on the implementation of the new policy. He added “The traditional rulers, leaders of various communities, opinion leaders, religious leaders and the entire citizens will all be carried along in the course of the stakeholders’ engagement so that we can collectively study the merits and demerits of the policy.

Yahaya maintained that the initiative by Federal Government is laudable and the people of Kogi need to contribute their quota to the creditable initiative at the state level by making land available for the project in Kogi State and ensuring proper implementation of the goal.


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