By Salim Yunusa
Katsina emirate has banned open grazing of animals within Katsina metropolis and its environs with immediate effect.
This was reported by Katsina Post and Katsina Television respectively, on Wednesday.
The report which was credited to Wakilin Kudin Katsina, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, said the ban will become effective from Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
He also said and that machinery towards its implementation has been put in place.
However, the spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Mallam Iro Bindawa said he could not comment because he’s out of the town, saying he will comment on his return.
It would be recalled that Governor Aminu Masari had recently revealed that President Muhammad Buhari had approved N6.25 billion for the state for the ranch project.
The governor made the revelation during the commissioning of the Zobe Regional water scheme in the Safana Local Government Area of the state which was also attended by the president.
He disclosed that the federal government had already made available five billion naira(N5 bn)out of the amount for the project.
The governor revealed, “Mr president has graciously approved the sum of N6.25 billion for ranch development purposes in Katsina State. Part of this amount, N5 billion is already in the account of the state government and within few weeks, you will see advertisements calling for interested companies and consultants that would wish to participate.”