Nigerian Govt urged to opt for grazing reserves instead of cattle colonies


The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA) has urged the Federal Government to opt for establishment of grazing reserves as a strategy to address herdsmen/farmers clashes.

The National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Mohammed Shittu, gave the advice in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Shittu said that grazing reserves would promote peace between farmers and herders and boost the economies of states.

He urged the government not to consider creating cattle colonies which, he said, were alien.

“We hear of a plan by the Federal Government to create cattle colonies where herders can breed their cattle to stop clashes.

“We advise that the government should rather establish grazing reserves not only to achieve peace but to promote development in states.

“Cattle colonies are alien to our Constitution. Some people might take the word “colony”…

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