The Kano State Government says it is planning to convert five forests to grazing reserves for
herdsmen in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State announced this on Tuesday
while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Ganduje said that his administration has inaugurated a technical committee on farm
settlements for herdsmen in the state which would assist in boosting socio-economic ventures
in the state.
He noted that the settlement was also to discourage the movement of herders from north to
south to address herders/farmers crisis. Ganduje promised that his government will provide
social amenities such as hospital, veterinary clinic, market, security post and
schools for the herdsmen so that they can enjoy facilities just like other
According to him, herders settlement should not be a national issue, it should be a state issue
because they live and flourish in every state.
He said that his administration will redouble efforts to ensure that farmers enjoy more
intervention programs and projects to boost agriculture in the state.