Bago inaugurates 10-man c’ttee, orders recovery of 23 grazing reserves 

Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger state has directed the immediate recovery of all grazing reserves/ lands being encroached upon or abandoned over the years. 

The governor gave the directive, Friday while inaugurating a 10-man committee on recovery of  grazing reserves in the state. 

He said, “23 grazing reserves have been identified across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state. Government will take control of the reserves in accordance with the Land Use Act.”

The committee which is chaired by the Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna II was mandated to identify all state and federal government owned grazing reserves located in the state. 

“The committee is mandated to trace relevant history associated with each grazing reserve, ascertain the establishment, record of acquisition and payment of compensation if any. It is also to determine the size and present statuses of each grazing reserve,” the governor stated.

According to him, the move would enhance the actualisation of the FULAKO initiative of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the state.

Chairman of the committee, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna II, appreciated the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state, promising that the committee would carry out its duties diligently. The committee has three weeks to submit its report.