The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), has called on Gombe State Government to provide security at all the grazing reserves in the state.
Dr Musa Inuwa, the Director FMARD in Gombe, who made the call in Gombe, said the grazing reserves in Tukulma village of Akko and Wawazange village of Dukku Local Government Areas were being encroached upon, especially the one at Wawazange.
“We are appealing to Gov. Inuwa Yahaya to provide security for the pasture plots established by FMARD to allow it mature.
He said the two grazing reserves in the state were 60,000 hectares, 55, 000 in Tukulma and the remaining 5,000 in Wawazange.
He said that if the reserves were properly secured for three years, it would allow the pasture to mature and regenerate.
“We also want the state government to direct relevant ministries in the state to take a charge of the routine management of all the infrastructure establish by FMARD.
He said FMARD had embarked on some infrastructural development in the state such as 30.9 km rural roads, 12 solar power boreholes, four rural markets, cottage rice, grand nuts mills and solar power streets light spreads to 27 rural communities across the state.
He said the aim of all the projects was to boost food production in Gombe and the country at large to provide means of livelihood to rural dwellers.