- The federal government says it plans to establish Fulani settlements across the country
- This was disclosed by the minister of agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono in Kano state
- The minister is optimistic that the measure would also help to improve the business and economic life of herders
The federal government on Saturday, October 26 said it would establish Fulani settlements in order to settle the herdsmen in one place to eliminate herders/farmers' clashes.
This was revealed by the minister of agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono in Dawakin Kudu local government area of Kano state.
Nanono said that the measure would also help to improve the business and economic life of the herders in the area.
He also called on Fulanis in the state and other parts of the country to live in peace with farmers and other people in their host communities.
The minister who was in the area to inaugurate a mini milk collection center, said the facility would alleviate the plight of milk sellers and improve their business.
He revealed that the government would establish additional centers in other states of the federation in order to further improve the economic wellbeing of the people.
In the area of extension workers, the minister lamented that there were only 14,000 agricultural extension service workers that attend to the needs of the huge number of farmers across the country.
He described the number as grossly inadequate to provide the necessary extension services support to no fewer than 70 million farmers in the country.
He said that the lack of adequate extension workers was one of the challenges bedeviling Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
Recall that rice farmers in Kano recently sent a message to the federal government on its initiatives for agricultural stakeholders in the state.
The farmers say interventions by the government are not getting to them, even as they called for a probe into the disbursement process.
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