The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has confirmed that the state has received N6.25 billion from the Federal government for ranch development projects.
The project is intended to check clashes between farmers and herders which have snowballed into banditry in states across North-west and North-central regions.
Governor Masari confirmed the reception of the fund yesterday while delivering a lecture on governance, security and sustainable development in Africa, at the National Institute of Security Studies, in Abuja.
He added that states initiated the project and approached the Federal Government for help.
The governor said the project involves the construction of feeder roads, slaughterhouses, solar-powered boreholes and police stations on ranches.
Aminu Masari said it also includes rehabilitation of existing infrastructure such as dams, schools, dispensaries, veterinary clinics, stock routes and pasture development.