Adamawa govt gazettes 30 grazing reserves •Registers over 1.5 million cows

ADAMAWA State government has announced the gazetting of 30 grazing reserves across the state.

This came as the government announced that it had registered over 1.5 million cows in the state.

Dr Isa Salihu, the state Commissioner for Livestock Development, made this known in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune

Salihu said the development was in line with the effort by the Federal Government to establish grazing reserves in interested states.

“We have 72 grazing reserves in the state, out of which 30 are already gazetted.

“5,000 hectares of piece of land was allocated to Federal Government for the establishment of national grazing reserves and the state government is willing to allocate more additional lands for the programme,” Salihu said.

The commissioner said recently, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, visited the state, where he interacted with various livestock stakeholders.

He explained that the establishment of grazing reserves and ranches would significantly solve the lingering conflicts between the two neighbours, farmers and herders.

He regretted that for quite long time, livestock departments from federal, state and local government levels in the country were totally neglected.

He observed that with the recent development, Adamawa, which is leading in cattle production in the country, would advance to diversify its internally revenue generation toward meat, milk, cheese butter, hide and skin production.