The Center Belt Motion for Justice and Peace, MBMJP, has expressed dismay over plans by the Federal Authorities to rediscover grazing routes and reserves in states throughout the nation.
It famous that such a transfer is a recipe for disaster within the numerous communities since developments have overtaken the traditional map.
The convener of MBMJP, Joe Bukka, in an announcement urged the federal authorities to jettison the concept and embrace ranching as the worldwide greatest apply in animal husbandry.
The group was reacting to the media briefing by the Particular Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu who acknowledged that ‘the President had charged the Minister of Agriculture to work with the state governments to rediscover the misplaced animal grazing routes and reserves as a method of ending the frequent outbreak of violence between farmers and herders.’
The group noticed that the transfer by the federal authorities isn’t possible noting that such routes and reserves now not exist in up to date Nigeria, saying that developments have taken over such areas.
It defined that the nation had such when the inhabitants was lower than 60 million folks, saying that now with over 200 million when folks can’t have sufficient land to interact in farming, rediscovering grazing routes and reserves wouldn’t be straightforward.
Doing so, in line with the assertion, the federal government may go the extent of knocking down essential buildings and constructions throughout the nation, asking, what number of states will likely be prepared to present their land for grazing?
It defined that the federal government ought to somewhat jettison the concept and embrace ranching which is the worldwide greatest apply in animal husbandry and save the folks the persistent killings occasioned by the herders/farmers battle and cease resorting to concepts that may irritate the state of affairs.