Establishing grazing reserves panacea for solving Fulani, farmers clashes - Miyetti Allah

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has said that establishment of grazing reserves is the best solution to avoid herdsmen and farmers clashes in the country.
MACBAN`s National President, Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, disclosed this during a courtesy visit on the Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris, in his palace in Zaria, Kaduna State.
``We are appealing to the Federal Government not to rescind its decision on establishing grazing reserves across Nigeria, as it will go a long way in solving the lingering herdsmen/farmers problem.
``However, for the programme to record maximum success, there is an urgent need for enlightenment for both herdsmen and farmers.
``The worrying parties must understand and appreciate each other's plight with a view to making a head way out of the problem, `` he said.
The chairman said the association had introduced a ``weigh bill method`` of conveying cattle from one destination to another in order to check cattle theft.
``The essence of introducing this method is to, at least, have a level of control over cattle movement across the country. ``
He told the Emir that they were in Kaduna for a national conference, ``but we fill it is unwise to commence the conference without paying homage on the Emir to seek royal blessing. ``
Responding, the Emir thanked the national president and his entourage for the visit and promised to extend all the necessary support and cooperation for the association to succeed


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