By Abraham Olatokunbo
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday said he has already allocated land for grazing in the state.
The Governor made the declaration in Abuja during a visit to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammad Nanono.
Zulum said land is already allocated towards the domestication of the Federal Government’s programme on Rural Grazing Area otherwise known as ‘RUGA’ project.
The Governor explained that, in addition to the ongoing ranching project (RUGA) sited in the central part of Borno, the state was in another collaborative project that will extended the scheme to southern and northern part of Borno State.
With this already in place, officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture are expected to arrive Maiduguri on an assessment of site for the commencement of other projects.
In his remarks, the Minister commended Zulum for his foresight and his efforts so far, while giving assurances for the completion of the ongoing work.
The Minister also expressed gratitude to the Governor for the visit.
Governor Zulum was accompanied by the Commissioner of Animal and Fisheries, Hon. Modu Walama, Special Adviser on Animal Resources, Tijjani Modu, and the Borno State coordinator for RUGA, Hon. Musa Inuwa-Kubo.