19 May 2017

Nigeria: Miyyetti Allah Kicks Against Nasarawa Grazing Law

Lafia — Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has kicked against the bill by the Nasarawa state House of Assembly to ban grazing in cities, schools, describing it as an attempt to dislodge Fulani herders.

MACBAN's state chairman, Muhammad Husaini, who said this yesterday in Lafia, added that the house neither consulted relevant stakeholders or conducted public hearing for the benefit of animal rearers.

Hussaini said seven gazetted grazing reserves were encroached by farmers and over 65 per cent of cattle routes taken over by farmers which, he said, was sometime the cause of crisis.


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