The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Fulani Socio-Cultural Association said states governors must drop anti-open grazing laws in order not to undermine the relative peace and stability currently enjoyed in the local communities.
The National Secretary of the association, Mr. Saleh Alhassan, made the call at a National Peace Summit and Investiture of Queen Mother Amina Temitope Ajayi held at Uke, Karu Local Government, Nasarawa State.
Alhassan, who acted as the Miyetti Allah Brand Ambassador, said the laws were targeted at Fulani pastoralists.
He said the laws would threaten the social order, and exacerbated cattle rustling.
He added that the anti-open grazing laws would destroy livestock production and send into poverty millions of people that depend on the livestock value chain.
Alhassan, however, appealed to the national assembly to come to the rescue of the pastoralists by resuscitating and passing the Grazing Reserves Commission Bill and other livestock management bills that were initiated by the previous assembly.
The secretary also called on the Federal Government to create a Federal Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries as obtainable in many African countries.
He stressed the need for the government to take an inventory of all the existing grazing reserves, traditional grazing areas, transhumance corridors, major stock routes and fully develop at least one grazing reserve in each Senatorial District.
“This is in line with the recommendation of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Livestock Development in Nigeria 2015, the Report of the President Committee on Pastoralists and Insecurity 2014, and National Livestock Transformation Programme.”
He said that the review of the Land Use Act was long overdue to accommodate the interest of all land resources users, including pastoralists.
He said that ranching as envisaged by many required capital investment and was difficult to sustain, not economical “and it is not small livestock holder-centered.
Alhassan then called for the proper funding of the National Commission for Nomadic Education and the expansion of its mandate.
Alhassan also spoke about Governor Ortom.
He said the governor must tender an apology for his continuous accusations against Falani pastoralists.
He said: “Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore totally condemns the continuous extortion and profiling of the Fulani pastoralists by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue and we call on him to offer an apology to the Fulani race.
“We commend the courageous efforts of the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to our consistent call to restore the existing grazing reserves, routes and create new ones.
“Because it is the only sustainable solution to the farmers and herders conflicts in the country.”
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Why I Won’t Undergo Breast Reduction, Actress, Ruth Eze Opens Up
Nollywood actress, Ruth Eze has revealed that she has no plan to undergo any surgery in order to reduce her large breast.
She made this known in an interview with Saturday Beats, where she noted that her breast is her unique selling points.
Ruth also disclosed that she would put an end to any relationship if her partner demand for her nude pictures,
“I have never thought of reducing my boobs. I wish I can even increase them. They are my selling points and my baby loves them.
“On the issue of cheating, I think everyone cheats but I cannot stand a cheating partner. Cheating is stressful; why would one be with someone if you will be cheating on them? It makes no sense.”
“It is not the right thing to do and I have never done it. If my partner asks for my nude pictures, that will be the end of the relationship. I will get out of the relationship.”
“Well, my raw talent has gotten me more roles. The thing is, if you are a movie director, producer or movie marketer, after watching any of my movies, you must call me for your jobs because you will be impressed by how I interpret my roles. I will love to play the role of a policewoman.”
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Just In: Gunmen Storm Oyo Correctional Facility, Set Inmates Free
Suspected gunmen have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.
It was gathered that the facility, christened Abolongo correctional facility was attacked by the gunmen Friday evening.
It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.
Our correspondent gathered on Saturday that the attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday.
It was gathered that the attackers used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack to DAILY POST on Saturday.
Anjorin in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST Saturday morning, said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to assess the level of damage.
He said, “Yes. It has been confirmed that the attack actually happened.
“And right now, the comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and other top officers are assessing the situation.
“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened”.
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I’ll Retire From Football When My Legs Are Tired, Ronaldo Declares
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out international retirement.
The Portugal captain, 36, became the all-time top scorer in international football last month.
Ronaldo – who lifted the Euro trophy in 2016 – is hungry for more ahead of the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar in December next year.
Quizzed by Sky Sports on international retirement, he said: “But why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want.
“It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone… but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated.
“It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and myself. I want to put the level even higher.
“You speak about Portugal but in the Champions League I have the most goals, the most wins, assists… everything.
“But I want to carry on. I like to play football. I feel good to make people happy.”
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