Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State has condemned the practice of moving livestock about, saying herdsmen should stay in one place.
He said this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“We intend to have a law banning (cattle) roaming but before we do that, we would make provisions for where the animals would stay,” he said
“Herdsmen should stay in one place. Roaming about should not be encouraged. In fact, for us, it is un-Islamic. Why do you have animals that you cannot feed and you have to go to other people’s land and farm and you say that is right? I don’t think it is right.”
According to him, the federal Government has disbursed N6.2 billion for the project of ranching in the state.
“We are also investing N6.2 billion. The objective is to have Fulanis stay in one place.”
Southern Governors Forum which stood against open grazing has been signing a ban on it to law lately, though many have yet to do so.