Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed deep concern over the ban on open grazing by the 17 Southern governors, urging the herders effected by the ban to return to Kano state.
Ganduje was Speaking while receiving the Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero on during the traditional Hawan Nassarawa at the Government House, yesterday, said:
“It is true that the old style of Cattle movement from one place to another bred poverty and is no longer tenable considering the way and manner Fulani herders are been subjected to untold hardship and in the Southern part of the Country,
Fulanis are denigrated and frustrated and this is not acceptable and this should change because they are equally Nigerians, who have rights of living anywhere in Nigeria”
Ganduje called on those effected to return to Kano as there is now a Modern Grazing of Animals going on at Dansoshiya Forest in the state.
Ganduje who reminded the huge hospitality Kano always gives to none Indigenes said Fulanis should be allowed to enjoy similar gesture across Nigeria.
I recall how late Emir of Kano Ado Bayero, protected none indigenes during the Civil War and for those who fled Kano living behind their properties everything was duly protected by the Emir including rents money realized was given to them as they returned back”.
Commenting on the Country’s Security challenge, Governor Ganduje said it should not be left in the hands of the President Muhammadu Buhari alone because it is everybody’s responsibility for everybody and all hands must be on deck to ensure it.
Ganduje commended Emir Ado Bayero for moving around Nigeria to solidify relationship between him and other traditional leaders, saying that that act alone has made President Buhari happy who openly disclosed that the Emir has inherited his father roles of being a National leader