Leader of the Fulani communities in Dutse, along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, Alhaji Wakili Idi, has called on the Kaduna State government to come to their rescue as their land is being invaded by wealthy farmers.
This was contained in a statement signed by the assistant chief information officer, National Commission of Nomadic Education (NCNE) Mr. Idoko Fidelis Ugochukwu and made available to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND on behalf of the communities.
Idi decried the spate of land acquisition by these farmers who buy large expanse of land in the area and order them to vacate it in spite of the facilities provided for them by the government. He observed that, efforts by NCNE to provide quality education for nomads in the area would come to nothing if government does not salvage the situation.
He called on the Kaduna State government to acquire more land for them and gazette it for rapid development of the Fulani communities in the area, while appealing to the state to provide more earth, dams and boreholes for meaningful living even as he opined that this would reduce the extent of migration and enable them participate in the education programmes offered by the NCNE.
Also, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) chairman, Mallam Abubakar Abdullahi, thanked NCNE and Africa Development Bank (ADB) for choosing their area for the project, saying that NCNE has continued to encourage them to remain in the area despite variou challenges facing the communities in the area.
Abdullahi called on Chikun local government area of the state to assist them by posting more teachers to the school, noting that only two teachers teach in the six classes available in the school.