Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has revoked all farmland titles and allocations that were made along the cattle grazing reserves in the state from 1999 to date.
This is contained in a statement by Mallam Yusuf Idris, the Director General of Press Affairs to the governor, which was made available to newsmen in Gusau on Saturday.
Idris said the governor’s action had become necessary in order to address the issue of insecurity arising from farmers/herders conflicts strongly believed to be connected with the allocations of farmlands along grazing reserves, cattle routes and forest reserves.
He said Governor Matawalle had also approved the constitution of a committee with a view to resolving the conflicts caused directly or indirectly as a result of farmlands allocations in the state.
He, however, said new allocations will be made immediately the committee concludes its assignment and submits a report to the government.
“The revocation of the farmland titles and allocations is with immediate effect and all affected persons are advised to comply with the government directives,” Idris said.
The governor assured people of the state of his administration’s resolve to solve the insecurity situation in the State.