The Federal Government says it will soon commence the reconstruction of grazing reserves across the country.
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja when participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC12) and Institute for Security Studies, Usma Dam, Bwari, visited him.
A statement by Mr Nakorji Mohammed, the Director of Information at the ministry on Friday, quoted Ogbeh as saying that the reconstruction of the grazing reserves had become necessary due to farmers-herders conflicts.
The minister said the reconstruction was also crucial for the Federal Government to reduce the high unemployment rate in the country. “The grazing reserves will help in solving these problems. We are not going to any state that is not interested and we are not going to collect anyone’s land,” the minister assured.