Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has set up a 17-member committee to demarcate the Nelba farming/grazing area in Suru and Bagudo Local Governments Areas of the state
Babale Umar Yauri, Secretary to the State Government, in a statement on Tuesday named Ahmed Usman Bunza as Chairman, while the acting Director of EXCO as secretary of the committee.
He added that the committee has its members drawn from various MDAs, traditional institutions, groups and security agencies in the state.
The committee includes Surveyor-General, Kebbi State, Chairmen of Bagudo and Suru Local Government, State Chairman Miyatti Allah, State Secretary Miyatti Allah, Representatives of Police Commissioner, State Director of Security, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Others are the Ministry of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Dan Hakimi, Hon. Umar Maigandi Dakingari, District Head of Illo and Aljannare .
The statement said the terms of reference for the committee is to obtain and refer to all previous reports on any move to demarcate the area for the purpose of farming/grazing by the authorities.
The statement added that the committee will also explore ways to ensure final and amicable settlement of any lingering issue of farmers/Fulani dispute over the area.
“It will also make any useful recommendation(s) that will ensure sustainable peace and development of the area.” He said
The committee has three weeks from the date of appointment to complete its assignment and submit its report to the State Government.