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Asaba Accord: Miyetti Allah Supports Ban on Open Grazing

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has thrown it’s weight behind the ban on open grazing by Southern Governors.

MACBAN’s position on the move by the Southern Governors was declared by the National Patron, Senator Walid Jibrin, during a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday.

Amid a high level of rejection over the ban on open grazing, Senator Jibrin noted the move is capable of providing solutions to the farmers-herders crisis across the country.

He stated that though cattle rearing has been in Africa for over 100 years, the free movement of cattle (Open Grazing) or any Grazing Reserve has never been a consideration.

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Jibrin maintained that the old practice of herders moving about with their cattle has become outdated internationally, and called for the implementation of more acceptable practices.

Recall that Governors of the Southern part of Nigeria had issued the ban on open grazing after a meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital in a direct move to curb the insecurity in the region.

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