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Niger gov’t inaugurates c’ttee to reclaim grazing land

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has inaugurated a 10-member committee to reclaim grazing land and reserves in the state. The committee is chaired by…

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has inaugurated a 10-member committee to reclaim grazing land and reserves in the state.

The committee is chaired by the Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna II.

The governor said the terms of reference of the committee are to identify all state and federal government-owned grazing reserves and trace relevant history associated with each grazing reserve.

He said 23 grazing reserves have so far been identified across the 25 local government areas of the state, adding that the government would take control of the reserves in accordance with the Land Use Act.

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Bago also disclosed that the move was in a bid to actualise the PULAKO initiative of President Ahmed Tinubu.

The committee has three weeks to submit its report.

Other members of the committee are the CEO of Niger Foods, Sammy Adigun, the commissioners of Agriculture, Lands and Survey, Tertiary Education, Nomadic and Pastoralists as well as their counterparts in Environment and Climate Change.

Also included as members of the committee are; the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Lands and Survey, that of Basic and Senior Education as well as the Surveyor General of the state, who is to serve as the secretary.

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