Jigawa State governor, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, has approved the recruitment of 270 herdsmen as additional teachers in the nomadic schools in the State.
According to a press statement by the special adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Habibiu Nuhu Kila, in Dutse, the State capital, “the governor approved the establishment of 200 additional nomadic schools across the State”.
Kila explained that the governor gave the approval in a meeting with the socio-cultural Fulani organisation, Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore’, at Government House Dutse, adding that “the governor reaffirmed his commitment of improving and expanding qualitative nomadic education to the herders in all parts of the State.
According to the statement “200 nomadic schools would soon be established in addition to about 400 across the State, also 270 herders would be recruits as teachers, 10 from each of the 27 local government areas of the State”.
He stated further that, during the governor’s recent working visit to the Netherlands, “plans are underway to expand the existing cattle routes and grazing reserves which will provide enough all year grass for the nomadic”.
He, therefore, called on the association to support the government in the fight against negative vices among the Fulani especially youths who are engaged in criminal activities.