The Kebbi State government says it has secured N1.7 billion loans as part of efforts to improve livestock production and other forms of animal husbandry in the state.
Governor Atiku Bagudu said this at the continuing Fulani stakeholders’ peace, security and unity meeting in Birnin-Kebbi, the state capital.
He said the aim of the meeting was to review the progress made and tackle the challenges with a view to proffering plausible solutions.
He said: “My administration will sustain the ongoing effort to improve the lives of the Fulani through livestock and dairy production, and Fulani women empowerment, as well as enhance other forms of farming activities.
“Already, this administration has secured a N1.7 billion loan towards improving livestock production and other forms of animal husbandry.”
Bagudu revealed that his government has set up a steering committee to look into grazing reserves, cattle routes, and to resolve lingering contentious issues among farmers and Fulani herdsmen so as to engender lasting peace and security in the state.
“Government is fully aware of issues raised, just as it has already started implementing some of the recommendations raised by the committee.
“No matter the efforts put in by the government, there has to be the understanding and acceptance of those concerned to have a positive effect on their lives,” he said.