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Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes: SGF Reiterates FG’s Commitment to Establish Ranches and Grazing Reserves Across the Country



SGF Babachir David Lawal

SGF Babachir David Lawal

Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has reiterated the resolve of the Federal Government to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country, a statement said.

The statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the SGF, said that the decision was reached to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

Adebiyi said that SGF reiterated the Federal Government’s decision when he received a delegation from Tabital Pulako Njode Jam Foundation, led by its chairman, Alhaji Abdul Bali.

He noted that most of the crimes on farmlands were perpetrated by nomads who migrated into the country and pledged the Federal Government commitment to enlighten herdsmen on ways to make cattle rearing more profitable.

According to Adebiyi, Bali said that the foundation was established to look into the clashes between herdsmen and farmers, adding that its submissions had shown that nomads from other countries were responsible for clashes with farmers.

He urged the Federal Government to strengthen control at the nation’s borders.

Meanwhile, the SGF has assured the people of the North-East of fairness in the provision of relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the states in the region.

He gave the assurance when he received a delegation from Lardin Gabas Elders Forum led by the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Captain Paul Tahir.

He said that a Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) would soon be inaugurated to streamline rehabilitation activities in the region and accelerate the return of normal life to the area.

The delegation pledged the commitment of the forum to work with the Federal Government to bring succour to victims of insurgency.

The forum also advocated the return of Christian Religious Studies to school curriculum, to teach youths  good morals.

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  1. Ukpa Udoma

    September 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Immigrant Nomads invade our land kill our crops and our people and the governments response is to “enlighten” them and make them more “profitable”. Did I miss something? Am I loosing my mind or has the government lost theirs? Donald Trump is the president we deserve at times like these.

  2. edie

    September 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    your time is short sir, in that short time nefarious plans will not come to fruition
    That’s all

    • nnenne

      September 30, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      @ edie… I say Amen to that!!

      If you own cows, provide your own Ranch and gazing space!
      It’s a personal business for crying out loud
      Someone profits from the cows
      Oga Buhari, provide ranches for your cows .
      My GrandPa had herd of sheep .The government did not in anyway provide for their upkeep and he didn’t unleash them to the community
      The time of military decrees are over Get it?

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