25 November 2020 By Remi Johnson
In a bid to check conflicts that may arise between farmers and Pastoralists, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has taken her sensitisation campaign to Wasa community in Karshi, Abuja.
The Administration also distributed supplementary feeds to pastoralists and farmers in the four grazing reserves of the territory.
On the Occasion, the Minister of State for FCT Doctor Ramatu Tijani Aliyu said the move became necessary to promote communual integration among the 2 groups vital to food production for
Dr Aliyu who further pointed out that the estimation that Nigeria’s population would continue to witness exponential rise and increase demand for food, said this would help to address the situation, adding that the Federal Government was committed to the development of grazing reserves as key aspects of its Agricultural Promotion Programmes (APP) for the Country.
According to her, the overall objective is to promote peaceful coexistence towards harnessing the huge potential that exist in the livestock subsector.
The Permanent Secretary FCTA,, Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the Administration would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that the people embrace peace especially in grazing reserves where clashes often occur among Pastoralists and farmers.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the Director of Operations, Planning and Strategy Mr. Samuel Attang, noted that the dry season has been associated with increase in movement of pastoralists in search of feed.
On his part, the Acting Secretary of FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Mr. Ibe Prospect said the livestock sector has the capacity to generate jobs, boost production and increase income.