FG Reveals The 16 States That Are Ready To Embrace The Establishment Of Cattle Colonies

Date: 23-01-2018 3:06 pm (4 years ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that the establishment of cattle colonies across the 16 states that donated 5000 hectares of land each will commence this week.
 
the Minister, who disclosed this when he visited the agriculture and veterinary complex of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, stated that states which are not interested in the idea would be exempted.
 
The 16 states that donated lands for the Cattle colonies includes Adamawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Borno, Jigawa, Yobe, Niger, Kogi, and Kwara state.
 
Ogbeh, however, denied accusations that the Federal Government Cattle Colony Programme is designed to seize  local farm land and hand them over to Fulani herdsmen; saying nothing could be further from the truth.
 
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“One of the problems we have today is the conflict between farmers and herdsmen. If we don’t deal with it quickly, we run the risk of damaging the harmony and cohesive existence of Nigeria as a country. The killings are getting too much and frequent”.
 
“When we speak of colonies, we are immediately greeted with reactions that this was an attempt to seize Nigerian land, hand them over to Fulani- herdsmen to colonise.
 
"The intention is not for Fulanis or anyone for that matter to colonise any territory.
 
“It is to provide safe haven for cattle to graze in peace, to prevent conflicts between farmers and herdsmen. If any suspicion does arise, it is unintended and regrettable. We never meant and do not have the intention to seize anyone’s land by force”

 
The Minister also recalled that  early last year, letters were sent to all State governments, asking how many of them are interested in such Programme; of which a large number responded; some saying they have no land to give while 16 affirmed their interest to participate and pledged to make land as much as 5 hectares available.

Posted: at 23-01-2018 03:06 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Mykie010 at 23-01-2018 03:11 PM (4 years ago)
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Better, they should just remain in their region, I only feel sorry for Kwara state, they are playing  with fire
Posted: at 23-01-2018 03:11 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oworen25 at 23-01-2018 03:19 PM (4 years ago)
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Make them no think of south oh
Posted: at 23-01-2018 03:19 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- sweetbb at 23-01-2018 03:30 PM (4 years ago)
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GUd for them there

Posted: at 23-01-2018 03:30 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- slimber at 23-01-2018 03:53 PM (4 years ago)
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Hope my state is not among bcos we 're not interested
Posted: at 23-01-2018 03:53 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 23-01-2018 04:13 PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: slimber on 23-01-2018 03:53 PM
Hope my state is not among bcos we 're not interested


But you can eat cow meat like say tomorrow no dey abi
Posted: at 23-01-2018 04:13 PM (4 years ago) | Grande Master
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- sandra78 at 23-01-2018 04:17 PM (4 years ago)
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Just find the land in your northern nigeria and leave the south out of it....
Posted: at 23-01-2018 04:17 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wazubia at 23-01-2018 04:31 PM (4 years ago)
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IT IS BETTER AS ALL THE 16 STATE IS IN HERDSMEN STATE/LAND THERE.
Posted: at 23-01-2018 04:31 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kacylee at 23-01-2018 06:36 PM (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes na look i dey look soo, cos no Hausa or Fulani State will permit the rearing of pigs in their state, so why would the govt provide colonies for them

Posted: at 23-01-2018 06:36 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ruthie at 23-01-2018 08:06 PM (4 years ago)
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GOOD..REMAIN THERE
Posted: at 23-01-2018 08:06 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- xspraise at 24-01-2018 01:07 AM (4 years ago)
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i just hope my state is not there...

Posted: at 24-01-2018 01:07 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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