Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association, an offshoot of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association (MACBAN) says it is not comfortable with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s invitation to herdsmen to relocate to Kano.
The governor had declared that his state has vast grazing land to cater for the needs of herdsmen and their cattle.
“I am inviting herdsmen from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to Kano because we have enough facilities to accommodate them.
”We have grazing land in Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other places, where facilities have been provided.
“Falgore Game Reserve can take care of millions of herdsmen and their cattle in Nigeria.”
Reacting, Secretary General of the Gan-Allah Fulani warned that the idea may split Nigeria.
“We are quite appreciative of his (Ganduje’s) concern for our people, but if we all continue on that note, we will not have a country”, he told The Nation .
“We will not have a country, or a nation because it simply means that tomorrow, when you harass some Yoruba who have been living in Jos for generations, or some Igbo living in Kano or Sokoto, their state governors will just tell them to relocate.
“Then, at the end of the day, we would have as many countries as the number of tribes that we have in Nigeria and that would not augur well for us as a country.
“By following Governor Ganduje’s directive, we are going to end up polarizing the country on the basis of sentiments rather than nationalistic feelings and callings.”