The Taraba State government has said that is
not part of an agreement by states to donate
land for the Federal Government’s programme for
It would be recalled that recent reports said
eleven northern states including Adamawa,
Gombe, Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Taraba,
Niger, Sokoto, Jigawa and Federal Capital
Territory have donated 55,000 hectares of land
each for the grazing programme.
But Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba in a
statement on Saturday signed by his special
assistant on media and publicity Mr. Sylvernus
Giwa, denied being part of it.
He said, “in order to put the record straight, the
Taraba State government in as much as we
appreciate the need for the creation of conducive
environment for all categories of agriculture and
pastoral activities, there is need for proper
collaboration between states and federal
“The Taraba state government is therefore is not
aware of any” such agreement of land donation”.