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Insecurity: Governors unite against open grazing

By: dayan (M) |Time : February 18, 2021, 04:38:52 AM
•Bauchi governor apologises to colleagues over inflammatory comment

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), yesterday unanimously voted against open grazing, declaring that it is no longer fashionable.

This decision was reached at their first physical meeting since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country last year February, held at the banquet hall of the State House Conference Center.

Recalled that the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) recently admitted that open grazing is no longer fashionable in modern society.

In a communiqué issued after their virtual meeting, the forum had noted: “The current system of herding mainly through open grazing is no longer sustainable, in view of growing urbanisation and population of the country.”

Consequently, it resolved to sensitise herders on the need to adopt new methods of herding, either by ranching or other acceptable modern methods.

The forum had also appealed to the Federal Government to support states with grants to directly undertake pilot projects of modern livestock production that would serve as a springboard for the full implementation of new methods of livestock production.

South-east Governors had also earlier in the month reiterated their ban on open grazing of cattle in the zone.
The chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. David Umahi emphasised this during APC stakeholders meeting at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki.

But speaking to our correspondent, a top official in the know of the development, said the governors have resolved to build ranches in each state of the Federation to halt wondering which most time leads to crisis with heavy casualties in tow, increasing diary production among others.

The governors are also United against criminalizing ethnic groups for the crime of some bas eggs.
The source who pleaded for anonymity, also said the Governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, apologized to his colleagues if his inflammatory statement were misconstrued.

Mohammed had justified herdsmen carrying Ak-47 rifles for self defence, the pitched him against and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom.

The Bauchi governor said that the primary objective of his comment was “to avert the dangerous prospect of a nation-wide backlash and generalisation of the Fulani clan as criminals”.

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Re: Insecurity: Governors unite against open grazing

By: dayan (M) |Time : February 18, 2021, 04:58:26 AM
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Consequently, it resolved to sensitise herders on the need to adopt new methods of herding, either by ranching or other acceptable modern methods.

The forum had also appealed to the Federal Government to support states with grants to directly undertake pilot projects of modern livestock production that would serve as a springboard for the full implementation of new methods of livestock production.

This statement should not elicit applause or sigh of relief by any wise person, because the people behind the scheme to resettle foreign Fulanis inside Nigeria are yet to openly declare that idea abandoned.

An Igbo proverb says that, "the legs that walk zigzag is also being watched by the eyes that see zigzag".

To be direct: IT IS EITHER RANCHING OR RANCHING. There can be no "other acceptable modern methods" to address this problem.

Ever since the governor of Bauchi state Bala Mohammed tried to pass off the idea of resettling foreign Fulani herdsmen inside Nigeria, the oil spilled, and cannot be put back into the bottle again. We know the truth now.

In that interview where Bala Mohammed was selling the "National Livestock Transformation Plan", he called it  "modern methods" to the cattle business.

And then this week, he made another gaffe by openly defending the herdsmen bearing AK-47s. He just apologized for that gaffe in this meeting, but you would be foolish to believe that he has repented of that belief. His future actions is the only way to prove his genuine repentance.

Another Igbo proverb says that "when you are busy preaching/giving advice to a yam thief to drop his ways, the yam thief would be busy sharpening the yam digger tool in his mind!".

Well, like I say often, other people may allow "other modern methods" in their lands, but in South East (and the East as a whole), only ranching would be acceptable, because that is the culture of the people of the area.
No colonies. No Ruga. No NLTP. PERIOD.

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