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UPDATE – Arewa Consultative Forum back Southern Governors’ decision to ban open grazing

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With reports reaching us, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has thrown its weight behind the Southern Governors’ decision to ban open grazing across the Southern states.

Audu Ogbe, ACF chairman, disclosed the forum’s position in a statement issued in Kaduna, today Monday, May 17. He said no society will continue to watch as herders invade farms, leading to a food security crisis.

“The fact of the matter is that the crisis emanates from the belief by most herdsmen that they are free to enter any farm, eat up the crops and rape or kill any one raising objections. Nobody or society can accept that.
The current high price of garri is one obvious reason of this behaviour. Few cassava farms cannot grow to maturity before it is harvested by the farmers. So, food security is already being threatened.
The bulk of the violent herders are the ones marching in from neighbouring African countries in large numbers, thousands at a time, and showing no regards to boundaries whether state or regional. They have to be stopped”.

The forum urged northern governors to also consider the use of ranches as an alternative to open grazing in the region.

“The Umar Abdullahi Ganduje formula must be adopted to stop the entry into Nigeria of cattle from West Africa. The solution is for Nigeria to seek an amendment to Article 3 of the ECOWAS Protocol especially as regards the free movement of cattle and other livestock without special permits.
If this is done, we have over 5 million hectatres of land in old grazing reserves left, enough to accommodate over 40 million cows if well grassed and watered.
Northern governors should immediately look into this and see the viability. Within those spaces, ranches can be developed for lease to Nigerian herders so that this matter can be brought to an end. Thereafter any herders found roaming can be penalised.
Our ECOWAS neighbours can find ways to deal with their own issues the way they deem fit. We can seek support from AfDB, the World Bank, EU or the Kuwait Fund or any source willing to support us in resolving this problem.”

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