African Fulani Network Nominates Ganduje Grand Patron
An amalgamation of Nomadic Fulani from across Europe and United States of America, with their roots from Africa, nominates Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as their Grand Patron. The only African chosen for the position.
Under the auspices of African Nomadic Fulani Network for Peace and Development, headquartered in No 12121 Audia Rd. Apt 2308 Dallas Tx 75243, USA, with the Nigerian office at No. 4 Sambo Close, Badiko, Kaduna, the group commends him for being curiously interested in the overall development of Fulani on the African continent.
In a letter sent to the governor notifying him of their choice of him, that was signed by the Executive Secretary of the group, Mohammed Farouk Auwalu, it clearly states that, “Your Excellency, the efforts being made by your administration to address the plight of Nomadic Fulani in Nigeria is very much noticed and recognised by our organisation. For this obvious reason, we wish to request that you serve as the Grand Patron of this organisation.”
Moved by Ganduje’s special concern for RUGA settlement, they requested for an audience with the governor to discuss “…very important issues regarding the Nomadic Fulani and the new methods of ranching and how it can be made available and affordable to them (Fulanis).”
Explaining further that, as an organisation, they were poised to proffer solutions to the plight of African Nomadic Fulani. As they are striving to foster the idea of grazing reserves and ranches in Nigeria and by extension Africa at large.
Reminding the governor that, “…our collaboration to work together would ease our burden. We therefore humbly seek your acceptance of this noble cause as your disposition is a sure proof of your deep concern.”
To further corroborate their special interest with that of the governor in developing the Fulanis, they said “We at the African Nomadic Fulani Network for Peace and Development have chosen a man of great capacity, a man that has shown visionary leadership in the every day struggle of the common Nomadic Fulani people of Africa. A man who cares and will fight for the good of all Fulanis across the globe.”
Illustrating further benefits when governor Ganduje crowned as their Grand Patron, they were categorical that, “To be the Grand Patron of our Fulani association, will further strengthen the overall goal and objectives of the organization in the fight for the rights and protection of the African Nomadic Fulanis.”
Adding that, “This will be done through cooperation, capacity building and collaboration with all the Northern governors, international development agencies and all other stakeholders in this struggle. We are very optimistic that His Excellency Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will provide the necessary leadership for the organization to achieve its mandate.”
Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor
Friday 25th October, 2019