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President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the expanded 45,000 Bobi grazing reserve in Mariga local government of Niger State.

This was revealed in a statement on by Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello who did not give the exact date for the event.

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Governor Bello said this on Thursday when he received the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele at the Niger House in Abuja.

He said “the state government will, in the next three months, flag off its over 45,000 hectares grazing reserve in Bobi, Mariga Local Government Area of the State” adding that “government is also in the process of gazetting seven other grazing reserves in parts of the State

“We have about 20 grazing reserves in the state, only two (Bobi and Girin) have been gazetted but hopefully, overtime, we’ll develop others”

According to him, “There is no going back on the development of grazing reserves in the state because it is the best solution to curtail the Herders/Farmers conflict and also develop one of our areas of comparative economic advantage.

“We will develop our grazing reserves where we can keep the herders and provide the infrastructure so that they can get better yields with regards to milk and beef.”