From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday declared a strong commitment of his administration to reacquire all lands illegally allocated to individuals across the state.
The Governor disclosed this while receiving the report of the Administrative Committee on Inquiry into land disputes between Herders and Farmers caused by land use abuse and illegal allocation in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
Governor Bala expressed confidence that the recommendations of the committee will bring to an end, farmers and herders clashes across the state.
He said the state government will come up with a white paper on the basis of the recommendations and to set up an implementation committee to ensure due process and justice to all those involved.
The Governor said the implementation committee would be assisted with consultants in urban and regional planning and other professionals so as to resolve the issue amicably.