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Buhari set to ban ‘Cattle Roaming’ in Nigeria


President  Buhari : Set to ban cattle roaming in Nigeria.

President Buhari : Set to ban cattle roaming in Nigeria.

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is conducting plans to halt the ‘roaming’ of cattle across the country, within the next 18 to 24 months.

This disclosure was made known by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, at the 19th Regional Implementation Forum for International Fund for Agricultural Development-supported projects in West and Central Africa in Abuja on Tuesday.

The minister also assured herdsmen that the government will allocate grazing fields where cattles would be restricted to, adding that grass seedlings would be imported and planted in the reserved areas.

This measure is aimed at curbing the incessant invasion of communities and massacre of the indigenes by Fulani herdsmen.

Bear in mind, this is coming on a day when Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state attacked the President, accusing him of paying attention to issues pertaining to other countries, rather than dealing with the problems facing Nigeria.

Fayose had described the President’s quick condemnation of Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire as hypocritical, saying that back in Nigeria, the President kept mute for days over the Fulani herdsmen massacre of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State, the Mile 12 Lagos killings and wanton destruction of properties among others

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