Niger state commissions grazing reserve project

The Niger state government in Northern Nigeria has commissioned a rotational grazing project in Bobi, Mariga Local Government Area of the state.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Matane, reiterated the commitment of the state towards making Bobi grazing reserve a model in the country.

The SSG explained that measures had been put in place to make the grazing reserve serve as an example to other states on how to address farmers and herders crisis.

He disclosed that the Bobi grazing reserve had been gazette as well as provision for infrastructures to make it functional.

He advised the herdsmen to safeguard the facilities from vandals and maintain the natural ecosystem in order to achieve the set goals and objectives.

Matane urged leaders of the herdsmen at the reserve to be very vigilant and be security conscious and to report all suspicious characters and movements.

“Security is everybody’s responsibility; therefore, all hands must be on deck in complementing government efforts toward safeguarding lives and property of the people,’’ he said.

The project which consists of 21 paddocks was provided by Schools for Africa, a non-governmental organisation led by the Director, Miss Phyllis Sortor.

She disclosed that the planned rotational grazing system was being practiced successfully all over the world to feed cattle and prevent desertification.

Peace PIAK

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