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Kwara State addresses farmers, herdsmen clashes

16 May 2014, 19:02

Kwara - Kwara State Government has earmarked N220 million for the creation of grazing reserves in the state.

The initiative is part of efforts to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Anthony Towoju, said that the grazing reserves would be created in the three senatorial districts of the state while nine stock roots were also to be spread across the state.

The commissioner said that the grazing reserves would be equipped with veterinary clinics among other livestock services that would be provide.

He said that the reserves would be created in Alapa, Asa local government area of the state to serve the Kwara Central, while that of Kwara north will be created at Lata, Patigi local government with the one for Kwara South to be located at Babanloma in Ifelodun local government area of the state.

The new stock roots, the commissioner stated would cover several communities.

Towoju said the government would also expand the existing Gidan Maigida, a settlement currently accommodating over 100 herdsmen, to accommodate more rearers.

The commissioner, who expressed the hope that the measure would end the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen, noted that the state was the first to create grazing reserves.

– CAJ News

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