Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday asked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to abolish movement of herdsmen from the Northern to Southern part of Nigeria in order to end farmers-herders clashes.
“The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue,” Ganduje said during an interview with Channels TV.
“This settlement is a must and to us in Kano state, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they become full Nigerians and behave like any other good Nigerian, so that the conflict we are having all over the country can be reduced and at the same time, they can improve the way they breed their cattle.”
According to him, 72 children of herders have been trained on modern skills in cattle grazing.
He also said that all herdsmen across Nigeria should come to Kano state.
“We have trained 72 of the herdsmen children in artificial insemination and we have constructed two insemination centres in Kano and with this RUGA settlement which we are starting now so that the breeding system of the cattle will be according to the modern system,” he said.
“That is where we are heading to, and that is why we are calling all herdsmen all over the country to come to Kano, we are getting assistance from the Islamic bank so that we develop infrastructure for grazing areas and we believe when they converge, it will be a good omen for the state.
“We are already planning to build an ultramodern abattoir here so that the chain can be built right from bottom to top.”