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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

HERDSMEN SELL COWS TO SOUTH BUY GRASSES AND GO BACK TO NORTH — UMAHI TELLS FG



Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi told the Federal Government that herdsmen are expected to be selling cows to the south and buying grasses to feed their cows in the north. 

He also said, though there is no plan for any Ruga settlements in any part of South-east and South-south, the zones can engage in a very good business of selling grasses to the herdsmen in exchange for cow meat.

Umahi said that the South-east zone actually proposed a deal with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) but on the ground that they will take their cattle to the northern parts where grazing reserves were established long time ago and rely completely on the  grasses grown in the south for feeding their cattle.

“Umahi was the Chairman of NEC Sub-Technical Committee on farmers and herdsmen clash and he toured the states of Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Zamfara and two other states where he made in one of his recommendations to the federal government for revamping of grazing reserves in the north where all the cattle rearers in the south will take their cattle to but rely on the grass that are grown in the south”.

“The way it works is that the herdsmen will bring down their cows to the South-east and sell to us as meat while they will load the grasses which are grown here in the same trucks with which they transported their cows to feed their cattle in those grazing reserve which should be made comfortable for them “.

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