Miyetti Allah drums support for Southern Governors open grazing ban

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has backed the position of Southern Governors on the ban of open grazing.

The Southern Governors had earlier demanded that President Buhari address the nation on the challenges of insecurity and restore the confidence of the people.

The Forum stated this in a 12-point communique read by its Chairman, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State at the end of its four hours meeting held in Asaba, the Delta state capital.

The governors affirmed that the people of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of justice, fairness, equity and oneness, and peaceful co-existence between and among its peoples with a focus on the attainment of shared goals for economic development and prosperity.

Addressing a press conference in Kaduna On Thursday, the National Patron of MACBAN, Senator Walid Jibrin, said this is capable of addressing the farmers-herders crisis.

He said that cattle rearing has been in Africa for over 100 years without any consideration to free movement of cattle (Open Grazing) or any Grazing Reserve.

He said, this was carried out because at that time there were few herders, farmers and cattle, especially in Nigeria, stressing that currently the population has increased with modern technique of farming consuming land tremendously.

Senator Jibrin, who is also the Sarkin Fulani Nasarawa, said, with the current concern on cattle rearing in Africa especially Nigeria, there is need to look at how best this practice will be carried out successfully.

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