' Herdsmen should graze in states where they originate from' - Aminu Tambuwal

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The Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has stated that it is imperative that herdsmen graze in states and localities where they originate from.

Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Aba, Tambuwal maintained that when herdsmen remain and graze within their neighborhood, it helps them to carter for their cattles in a much more organized way that will result to an economically viable system.

"The issue of herdsmen that came up recently, I believe the federal government has come up with a major response of ensuring that they have grazing reserves,  particularly with emphasis in Northern Nigeria, in states where they originate from. So they can remain within the neighborhood and their families and carter for their cattle in a much more organized way, in a much more economically viable system", He said.

Tambuwal cited that having a grazing reserve in Sokoto state for instance, will enable all herdsmen from that axis to graze within the state without movement.

He noted that movement by herdsmen can result to insecurity in the lives of cattle and their host communities. Additionally, he said movement of cattles have no economic value, particularly on the animal they are rearing, especially when they can find grass and water within their states of origin.

He went further to disclose that Northern States have embraced this very proactive measure of establishing grazing reserve so that herdsmen can remain within their environment and look after their cattle for the good of all Nigerians, adding that such measure will provide better meat, better milk and better leather.

Tambuwal who was in Aba for the second time to commission road projects, commended the Abia state Government under the leadership of Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu for its giant strides amidst none availability of financial resources. He said it was remarkable for him to be in the state.

Recall that Tambuwal was in Abia state some months ago for the burial of the mother to the Abia state Governor, Madam Bessie Ikpeazu.

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