Cattle Breeders Association Hails FG, Pledges To Work With Security Agencies

fulani-herdsmenThe umbrella body of cattle breeders, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has commended the Federal Government for setting up a committee to resolve the incessant conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria.

In a statement in Kano yesterday by its National Secretary General, Alhaji Baba Othman Ngelzarma, the group noted that the committee would aid the creation of grazing reserves and cattle routes across the country.

The statement also appealed to government to identify and work closely with MACBAN’s leadership to resolve matters on the welfare of its members.

The group assured security agencies of its readiness to cooperate with constituted authorities to resolve security matters, especially between farmers and herdsmen.

MACBAN, however, advised security agencies to handle security matters with high level of professionalism.

The statement confirmed the inauguration of the group’s new national executives, where the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, urged them to eschew rivalry and tackle the challenges affecting their members.

MACBAN’s newly inaugurated National President, Ardo Muhammadu Kirowa, assured the Sultan of the members’ readiness to justify the confidence reposed in them.