Tambuwal was reacting to the president’s recent approval for the review of 368 grazing reserves across 25 states in the country.
Speaking at the 63rd birthday celebrations of Richard Akinnola, a journalist and lawyer, Tambuwal stated that open grazing “is not helpful for the Fulani herdsmen themselves, the cows and communities they are passing through”.
He asked the government to provide infrastructure and support only in communities where the practice is understood and tolerated.
“The time has come to come to face the reality of the fact that it is not helpful for the Fulani herdsmen themselves, the cows and communities they are passing through. We should rethink and rework that arrangement,” Tambuwal said.
“I said that President Muhammadu Buhari should only do his programme of cattle routes or grazing reserves where the people or communities are interested.
“If the government can provide infrastructure and support in locations where these practices are tolerated and understood, it can be done. Why must someone from Sokoto be pursuing his cattle to Delta State?”