Katsina Emirate Council has banned open grazing of animals within the Katsina metropolis and its surrounding communities.
The ban on open grazing in Katsina Emirate was contained in a statement signed by Wakilin Kudin Katsina, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, on Tuesday.
Iliyasu said the directive became effective from August 3, adding that machinery had been put in place for its effective implementation.
Spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Mallam Iro Bindawa, said he was out of town and could not comment on the development until he returned.
Governor Aminu Masari had last month, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved N6.25 billion for the state for a ranching project, adding that N5 billion of the money had already been made available.