State Government Vows to Safeguard Awe Grazing Reserve for Ranching


The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Farmers/Herders, Kadijat Adamu Jibrin has assured of the state government’s determination to secure and safeguard the Awe Grazing Reserve designated for ranching in the area.

The Senior Special Assistant gave the assurance during a sensitization programme for farmers and herders  on the need for them to coexist peacefully as farming season intensifies in the locality.

On the 5th of August, 2021, the Federal Government lunched the National Livestock Transformation Plan, Ranching Hope Project in Awe, with a view to providing land for grazing and ending the incessant farmers/ herders conflicts as well as to boosting livestock farming in the state.

Since then, the project has been put on hold with the land designated for the scheme, taken over by farmers.

During the sensitization meeting, both farmers and herders raised concern over the activities of some group of individuals who turned the grazing reserve into a money making venture which in turn heightened tension in the locality.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor who was worried about the development, assured that the state government would safeguard the land for the actualization of its aims and objectives in the state.

Kadijat Adamu Jibrin noted that the meeting was part of Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration efforts to ensure peace, harmony and unity among farmers and herders in the state for smooth and peaceful farming season.

Some farmers and herders who spoke during the meeting, Chairman Ancho Borrowers Farmers Association Awe Local Government Area, Samaila Tanko, Comrade Ezekiel Okowa, Sa’idu Abdullahi among others, commended the Senior Special Assistant for the initiative, and called on the state government to address the problem where some persons in connivance with some government officials turned the entire process to money making venture.

While in Awe, the Senior Special Assistant and her team paid homage on the Emir of Awe Alhaji Isa Abubakar Umar who lauded the initiative and charged farmers and herders in his domain to continue see themselves as partners in progress.

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