Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has urged Fulani herdsmen to reconsider staying in Benue and Taraba States and move to Kano State, saying the state had “vast grazing land” to accommodate herdsmen and their cattle.
Ganduje made this call on Sunday while monitoring the state’s “free vaccination of over one million cattle and other small animals” at Kadawa Artificial Insemination Centre in the Garum Malam Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who stated that the exercise was to keep animals healthy and improve the economy of the state, hit out at spate of killings as a result of alleged herdsmen and farmers clash.
He added that his government was committed to turn the tide by providing facilities that would accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle to discourage them from moving to other states in search of grazing land.
Ganduje said, “Fulani herdsmen of Kano origin do not move out of Kano to other states because we have enough grazing land, ranches and traditional stock route. 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 land in Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other places, where facilities have been provided to accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle.”