The governor made the denial in a press statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Silvanus Giwa.
According to the reports, Taraba was among 10 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, which gave out 55,000 hectares of land for the establishment of grazing reserves to put an end to the frequent clashes between herders and farmers.
The Federal Government through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh had earlier listed Taraba state government among states willing to allocate land space as grazing reserve for the pastorals.
The 10 northern states and FCT that donated lands according to the reports are Adamawa, Gombe, Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Taraba, Niger, Sokoto and Jigawa.
Frowning at the report, Gov. Ishaku stated that “in order to put the record straight, the Taraba State government in as much as we appreciate the need for the creation of conducive environment for all categories of agriculture and pastoral activities, there is need for proper collaboration between states and federal government”.
“The Taraba state government is therefore is not aware of any such agreement of land donation”.