Ganduje Receives Commendation For Measures To End Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes

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By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano

Kano State Governor has been commended for his initiatives to ensure that conflicts between the farmers and herdsmen become historic in the state through the provision of more grazing reserves, livestock passing routes  and other infrastructure in some RUGA settlements.

Speaking to our correspondent in Kano, the leader of Kunnawa Dam Herdsmen, Ardo Alhaji Gaza told  New Nigerian that, " the measures duly taken by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is an important effort towards the promotion of peace and unity among the two important sides, and we are solidly behind the governor's efforts." 

Alhaji Gaza said that they are law abiding citizens and have been at Kunnawa Dam grazing lands for many years without any clash between the farmers and herdsmen of the area which is a commendable.

He assured that they would continue to live together because they need each other in the same place because " Our occupations remained the same and i am calling on our people to maintain the good relationship". 

In conclusion, Geza called on the Kano State Governor and the chairman of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Council to join hands and repair Kunnawa Dam which broke  at the commencement of this year's rainfall  in order to promote dry season farming and for their livestock consumption which also promotes peace and economic progress at the location.

In his remarks, a large scale farmer in the area, Malam Ahmad Buhari said that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje deserves respect for bringing out excellent strategies that enhance peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders in Kano State, and hoped that the governor would ensure that all grazing reserves and animals passages would be re-demarcated and put in active use  to control conflicts between the two sides.

Our correspondent monitored how some grazing lands were sold to wealthy people by some unpatriotic local  traditional rulers and some  local government executives that are being converted to farmlands which contributes to the high number of conflicts between the farmers and herdsmen  that usually results in the loss of lives and property. 

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