Gov Bello Offers To Make Kogi The Pioneer State For FG’s Cattle Colony Programme


The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has urged the Federal Government to make his state the pioneer in its planned Cattle Colony Programme.

Bello made the call, Thursday, when he paid a working visit to the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe in Abuja.

Governor Bello who was accompanied by his Commissioner for Agriculture, Oloruntoba Kehinde and Special Adviser on SDGs, Arc. Abdulmumeen Okara, said he was visiting the Minister to acquaint him on the progress being made in the agricultural sector in the state.

The Governor therefore sought Federal Government’s support for specific programmes including the management of the Silos in Lokoja the state capital.

According to the Governor, the state has effectively managed herders/farmers crisis rocking parts of the country, stating that Kogi State enjoys a peaceful co-existence between indigenous farmers and Fulani Cattle herders

He revealed that the success was achieved through regular stakeholders’ consultations and inclusion of Cattle Breeding Communities in the traditional administration of various communities.

The Governor also briefed the Minister on the giant strides recorded so far by the state in livestock, dairy and rice production which resulted in the recent unveiling of Kogi’s ‘Confluence Rice.’

Bello said the local rice would be available in the 10 neighbouring states upon complete installation of Kogi Rice Mill which has a milling capacity of 50 tonnes per day by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Reacting, the Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, congratulated the Governor for his foresight and interest in the new cattle breeding programme and commended his general achievements in agriculture.

Chief Ogbeh noted that Kogi State is very important to Nigeria’s Value Chain Development Programme especially in Cashew and Cassava.

“Kogi is the largest producer of cashew nuts in Nigeria and your large production capacity in Cassava has great foreign exchange potential through the production of ethanol, syrup and industrial starch,” the minister stated.

“Kogi state has been earmarked for massive land clearing this year and we are also looking at establishing a Cashew Processing Factory in the state,” he added.

4 thoughts on “Gov Bello Offers To Make Kogi The Pioneer State For FG’s Cattle Colony Programme

  1. Joseph

    Yahaya Bello is the greatest LIAR ever known in the world.
    Kogi people will never never condone colonisation of their land by fulanis . Bello is only deceiving these stupid federal officias.

  2. Anonymous

    Kogi State is important in Nigeria’s value chain development programme and it is this backward? Who are you deceiving? And as for you Yahaya Bello- what right have you got to make such offers? Instead of planning out ways to amend your evil deeds, you are there seeking ways to welcome and harbour all those terrorists in disguise to cause more catastrophe.
    You all won’t be spared this o ye workers of wickedness.

  3. agadaonoja

    already the cows had made numerous portion of land aboudon in our land and u’re still askingn for more problem. but remember there is Good that seas and know ur mind.

  4. Yinka

    We have entered ONE chance motor in kogi state. Ilorin emirate started this way that puts the Yoruba’s in Ilorin emirate In a disadvantage position on there land. Kogi state government should tread softly, the policy may not be reversed in future ooo.Fulani’s attacked two local government and killed eleven persons,this the governor may have forgotten


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