The states are Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Katsina, Taraba, Niger, Adamawa, Jigawa and Sokoto States.
“If we can grass up these land areas, there will be no need for cows to roam from north to south and that is what we intend to achieve.”He further explained that government will make provisions on the grazing reserves for schools for the children of herdsmen, markets for their wives, health and security facilities to be made available for them.
States in the South and some Midwest (North Central) ones have maintained that they don’t have land for grazing reserves due to the widely held perception that it will amount to taking ethnic lands from their people and giving them to the Fulani herdsmen who dominate the cattle industry.
They have instead asked the Federal Government to instead provide loans for ranch establishment for the herdsmen -pointing out its huge advantages for the business of the herdsmen.
They have also pointed to the violence that has followed grazing disputes with herdsmen in the past that led to bloodshed.