Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has inaugurated a 10-man Committee on the recovery of grazing lands and reserves in Niger State.

The Committee which is Chaired by the Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna (the second) was inaugurated by the Governor, at the Government House in Minna.

According to the Governor, the terms of reference of the Committee are to identify all State and Federal government-owned grazing reserves; and trace relevant history associated with each grazing reserve.

Others include; to ascertain the establishment, record of acquisition and payment of compensation (if any) as well as to determine the size and present status of each grazing reserve.

The Governor said the inauguration of the Committee was necessary to further demonstrate his administration’s resolve to engendering Agriculture in the State.

He said 23 grazing reserves have been identified across the 25 local Government Areas of the State; adding Government would take control of the reserves in accordance with the Land Use Act.

On his part, Chairman of the Committee and Emir of Kagara, His Royal Highness, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna (the second) appreciated the Governor for giving them the mandate and opportunity to serve the State.

He promised that the Committee would carry out its duties diligently and stressed that there would be no room for failure considering the calibre of people in the Committee.

The Committee has three weeks to submit its report.