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Farmers/herders feud: FG to re-create grazing reserves- Ogbeh  

Chief Audu Ogbeh
By Edwin Nwanojuo
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh said Federal Government will soon embark on re-creation of Grazing Reserves in the country.
Chief Ogbeh disclosed this when he received a sixty-four (64) participants of Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC12) and Faculty Members of the Institute for Security Studies, lower Usma Dam, Bwari, Abuja in his office .
While thanking the delegates, Ogbeh said that what the Institute is doing is for the development of West-Africa region and Africa in general, adding that the security analysis they embarked upon in the Institute is good gesture as it will help in developing our democracy especially during election where we have high level of violence due to desperate politicians.
The Minister  said re-creation of Grazing Reserves became necessary because of the Farmers and Herders conflict, and high level of unemployment in the country in which the grazing reserves will help in solving the problems.
He then said, “We are not going to any state that is not interested and we are not going to collect any bodies land.”
He called on the individuals who have interest and ability to build grazing reserve to do so and promised government support.
He called on the participants to focus on the security challenges facing the West Africa Region and Africa in general.
Earlier,  the Director of the Institute, Alhaji Ayodele Adeleke represented by the Deputy Director Studies, Dr. A.M.Wali the team leader introduced the Sixty-Four (64) participants of Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC 12) and Faculty members of the Institute for Security Studies, Lower Usma Dam,  Bwari,  Abuja.
He also said that the Course Participants are drawn from Twenty-One (21) Agencies in Nigeria and Five (5) Foreign Nationale from Benin Republic, Liberia, Niger and Sierra Leone consisting of very Senior Officers from the Military Intelligence, Security, Paramilitary, Law Enforcement, Regulatory and other Federal Government Strategic Agencies.
Chief Audu Ogbeh

Alhaji Adeleke further said that the theme of this year’s course isTranshumance and International Migration: Challenges on Governance, Peace and Sustainable Development in sub-Sahara Africa.

The Team Leader said that the purpose of the visit is to thank the Honourable Minister for his laudable achievement in curtailing the Agro-Terrorism where people are hoarding farm inputs and also congratulate him on the success that the country achieved in the Agricultural sector.

About Edwin

Edwin is an agriculture enthusiast who believes in the potency of agriculture in driving economic growth in developing countries. He also believes in the use of biotechnology to advance agriculture in order to fight hunger and poverty. Edwin believes in the power of the media to bridge the gap between policy makers, sector actors and the farmers, especially those in the rural areas.

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