The Federal Government says it will soon commence the reconstruction of grazing reserves across the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja when participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve and Institute for Security Studies, Usma Dam, Bwari, visited him.
A statement by Mr Nakorji Mohammed, the Director of Information at the ministry today, quoted Ogbeh as saying that the reconstruction of the grazing reserves had become necessary due to farmers-herders conflicts.
The minister said the reconstruction was also crucial for the Federal Government to reduce the high unemployment rate in the country. He called on individuals who had the interest and ability to build grazing reserve to do so, adding that the government will support such individual.
Ogbeh called on members of the institute to focus toward addressing the security challenges facing the West African region and Africa in general. The Director of the institute, Alhaji A.S. Adeleke represented by the Deputy Director Studies, Dr. A.M. Wali, said the purpose of the visit was to commend the country’s achievements in the agriculture sector.