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Open Grazing Doesn’t Benefit Herdsmen and their Cows- Tambuwal

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has warned President Buhari against his insistence on open grazing.

Tambuwal who is now the Governor of his State of Sokoto said this at the 63rd birthday celebrations of Richard Akinnola, a journalist and lawyer.

Aminu Tambuwal

He insisted that open grazing should be enforced only in States that are willing.

“The time has come to face the reality of the fact that it is not helpful for the Fulani herdsmen themselves, the cows and communities they are passing through. We should rethink and rework that arrangement,” Tambuwal said.

Richard Akinnola

“I said that President Muhammadu Buhari should only do his programme of cattle routes or grazing reserves where the people or communities are interested.

“If the government can provide infrastructure and support in locations where these practices are tolerated and understood, it can be done. Why must someone from Sokoto be pursuing his cattle to Delta State?”

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