Fulani Herdsmen Across Africa Would Beneift From RUGA Plan, Says Bauchi Governor
The executive governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed says the National Livestock Transformation Plan would benefit Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries.
He said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday.
He said Fulani herdsmen are nomadic and it would be inappropriate to deprive them of benefiting from the livestock plan because they are not Nigerians.
The federal government would contribute 80% while the state government would contribute 20% fund plus grazing land to the Plan.
Bauchi state is one of the states to partake in the initiative.
The governor said there are Fulani exist in many countries across Africa and share a brotherhood which transcends boundaries.
When the governor was asked how only Nigerians herders would benefit from the Initiative, he said “I think there is a lot of mistrust and misconception as regards the Fulani man. The Fulani man is a global or African person. He moves from The Gambia to Senegal and his nationality is Fulani.
“As a person, I may have my relations in Cameroon but they are also Fulani. I am a Fulani man from my maternal side… we will just have to take this as our own heritage, something that is African. So we cannot just close our borders and say the Fulani man is just a Nigerian.”