Push for grazing reserves suffers heavy blow in Supreme Court

In the post linked to below, The Punch reports that Lagos has just defeated the Federal Government on issue of control of Federal lands in the states. That issue is central to the grazing reserves long planned by some, which would have involved the Federal Government taking ancestral lands from Southern Nigerians and dedicating it for cattle grazing, a profession dominated by Fulanis who are from the North.

The other option of the Federal Government giving monetory grants to the herdsmen to buy land for commercial ranches from willing sellers has been resisted in some quarters, even though many stakeholders agree that it is the most advantageous option for both the farmers and the herdsmen themselves, as it will solidify their ownership. Read the full story here.

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