Plateau: Miyetti Allah Rejects Bill Setting Up Livestock Ranching Programme

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By; BUHARI B BELLO, Jos


The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders   Association of Nigeria (MACBAN)  has kicked against the the move by the Plateau State  State House of Assembly  to introduce a bill for a law to establish the Plateau State Livestock Transportation Programme and other matters.
   

The association in a letter written to the State House of Assembly, through the chairman of the Public Hearing on the bill, signed by its chairman, Alhaji Nura Mohammed and Barrister Salisu Isah Muhammad, rejected in totality the programme.


According to him,  the issue of cattle ranching is alien  to livestock production and animal husbandry development in the African sub-region and hence cannot be afforded by the people.


 They further argued that ranching is capital intensive which requires huge amount of money which means that the Fulani  in Nigeria cannot afford it, even if they would sell all their cattle.


 He explained further that the species of livestock which most Fulani have in Nigeria cannot be ranched and will expose them to diseases and slow production, growth and development of animals.


The bill if enacted he said, will jeopardize the fragile peace being enjoyed in the state because of the misconception.

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