‘Chad, Niger herdsmen to benefit from livestock plan’

‘Chad, Niger herdsmen to benefit from livestock plan’

‘ Herdsmen from Chad and the Republic of Niger and other neighbouring Countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan. The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, disclosed this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday. He said since Fulani herdsmen were nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan

Herdsmen from Chad and the Republic of Niger and other neighbouring Countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan.

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The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, disclosed this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday.

He said since Fulani herdsmen were nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan just because they were not from Nigeria.

The initiative will be 80 per cent funded by the Federal Government while the states would provide 20 per cent counterpart funding and the grazing land.

The governor, whose State is among those that will be part of the initiative, said the Fulani exist in many Countries across Africa and share a brotherhood which transcends boundaries.

“I think there is a lot of mistrust and misconception as regards the Fulani man. The Fulani man is a global or African person. He moves from The Gambia to Senegal and his nationality is Fulani.

“As a person I may have my relations in Cameroon but they are also Fulani. I am a Fulani man from my maternal side… we will just have to take this as our own heritage, something that is African. So we cannot just close our borders and say the Fulani man is just a Nigerian”.

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He said opened up in response to enquiry made by the presenter if the government would ensure that only Nigerians benefit from the livestock plan.

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