The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has asked the Federal Government to stop state governors from enacting the anti-open grazing law.
MACBAN Secretary-General, SALEH ALHASSAN made the comment during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said the law would weaken the relative peace and stability currently enjoyed in the local communities, threaten the social order and increase cattle rustling.
SALEH ALHASSAN noted that anti-open grazing laws would destroy livestock production and send millions who depend on the livestock value chain into poverty.
The Miyetti Allah leader also called on the President MUHAMMADU BUHARI administration to take an inventory of grazing reserves in the country and fully develop at least one grazing reserve in each senatorial zone.