Human rights activist, Femi Falana has faulted the Presidency’s approval to review grazing reserves in 25 states in the country.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who was a guest on a Tv program said the country has gone beyond looking for grazing routes and should be looking for a modern approach.
Femi Falana also pointed out that the Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even
the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazing is obsolete.
However, He said;
“As far as the law is concerned, the President cannot, (with profound respect), be talking of looking for
grazing routes in 2021, Nigeria.
“The Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all
come to a conclusion that open grazing is obsolete.
“We need a national resolution of this crisis, also, We need a scientific solution. We need a modern solution to this problem.
“State governors are already investing in ranching”.
His comments also come days after President Muhammadu Buhari approved recommendations of a committee
to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.”
Furthermore, Among other things, the Committee recommended the production of maps and geo-mapping/tagging of sites,
analysis of findings and report preparations as well as design appropriate communication on
Grazing Reserves and operations.
This comes as the nation battles insecurity, including farmer-herder clashes.
By Taiyelolu A