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The Bayelsa government has donated 1,200 hectares of land to cattle herdsmen to control indiscriminate grazing in the state.


In December 2016, the government restricted the activities of herdsmen in the state to the Bayelsa Palm area in Yenagoa, the state capital.

According to the government, the decision was to prevent the invasion of farmlands and check any security breaches.

During an interactive session with stakeholders on Sunday, Shitu Mohammed, state chairman, Cattle ranches management and control committee, said the 1,200 hectares of land was for ranch development, grazing and slaughtering of cattle.

He said more ranches would be donated to the cattle rearers in order to maintain peace and order in the state.

Mohammed commended the Bayelsa government for releasing the land, saying the gesture would help to sustain the lasting peace that had existed between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

He also noted that the committee was set up by the state government to foster cordial relationship between the cattle rearers, farmers and the people of the state.

“This is simply because the committee in collaboration with the state government and the security agencies had put in place quick response mechanisms,” he said.

He called on the people of the state to appreciate the provision of the ranch as it will create job opportunities and boost tourism in the state.

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  1. Useless government that can not know his left and right. Go ahead give them and create trouble for the ordinary people of the state tomorrow.

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  2. First step in bringing Bayelsa under the control of the fulanis.

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  3. This is exactly what is causing the crisis in southern kaduna today. People gave Fulani land to cohabit peacefully and years later, their children say the land belongs to them. Gov Dickson, you do not romance with devil to gain cheap political scores.

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  4. I hope the government thought about the future before taking this suicide mission decision, you do not sign agreement with killers, they will always ask for more and when you cannot give more then the killing will start again, think about the future of the next generation, don't create problems for in advance

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  5. What that Governor did not know: 1. The Fulanis will build Mosque. 2. the will bring in more Fulanis who did not know the origin of how that land was given to them and the boundaries. 3. The terms and conditions for the land (if any)shall be forgotten 4. The Fulanis will insist on having or bringing their Emir. 5.The Emir will later insist on being represented at the State Traditional Rulers Council. 6. The Emir will want to be elevated as a first class Chief and finally Islamise the state. Whoever oppose will be kill in the name of "JIHAD". 7. He who have ear let him hear. Finally, The Governor should have adopted what Ayo Fayose of Ekiti did.

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  6. Islamizing Nigeria gradually taking shape. With this development the Muslims are getting a strong hold in the Niger delta region. Has events are unfolding

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  7. Why shld it be the government that will provide Land for cattle farmers to carry out their private business. If u want to carry out ur cattle biz here then be ready to buy the land for your farm.

    This is romancing with he devil

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