The Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, has donated three grazing reserves of 150 hectares each for herders to use.
The 450 hectares grazing reserves, according Director General, Nomadic Affairs to the Niger State government, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, formed part of the royal father’s efforts at ensuring peaceful coexistence between herders and farmers in his kingdom.
In an interview with newsmen at the weekend in Minna, Ardo Babayo said the grazing reserve would complement those earmarked by the state government at designated locations.
He said the royal father relocated settlements within the reserve areas to avoid unnecessary clashes by herders and farmers in the area.
“The Sarkin Sudan has always done all that is possible to ensure continued peace and unity among the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in his domain,” he said, adding that the grazing reserve gesture was one among many of such interventions.
He appealed to other royal fathers to emulate the Kontagora monarch by providing grazing reserves to curb the problems of encroachment into farmlands by herders.
Babayo advised Fulani herders to reciprocate the kind gesture by restricting themselves to the grazing reserves provided by the royal father.