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Katsina state government allocates 5,300 hectares of land for cattle colony

Katsina state government allocates 5,300 hectares of land for cattle colony

- Katsina state government confirms allocating 5,300 hectares of land for cattle colonies

- The government says the land was allocated over a year ago as government plans improvement in agriculture

As opinions continue to vary over the best solution to the crises between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria, the Katsina state government has reportedly allocated 5,300 hectares of its land for cattle colonies

The land, according to Daily Trust, is located at Gurbin Baure, Jibia Local Government Area of the state.

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The development, the report said, was confirmed by Abba Yakubu Abdallah, the special adviser to the government on Agriculture, who spoke with newsmen.

He said Governor Bello Masari-led administration supports the programme.

“We allocated the land over a year ago adding that government is committed to improving agriculture and livestock farming.

“If Katsina don't key in, who will? We are amongst the first set to provide and allocate land for such activity; we gave 5,300 hectares over a year ago,” he said.

We earlier reported that the Pan Niger Delta Forum has told the federal government to go and establish colonies inside Sambisa which the Nigerian army has recovered from Boko Haram terrorists.

Akwa Ibom state chapter of the group said it would not allow the establishment of cattle colonies in the Niger Delta but suggested that it be established in Sambisa forest.

In a communique signed by Senator Anietie Okon, Senator Ibok Essien, Nduenso Essien, Dr Effiong Edunam and Prof. Brenda Akpan, PANDEF said the recovered territories in Sambisa were big enough to accommodate all the cattle in the country.

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