- Nigeria can make a lot of money from cattle rearing, according to Senator Rochas Okorocha
- The former governor said if provided with the financial capital, he can create one million jobs from cattle business
- According to the senator representing Imo West, the business of cattle rearing is not being managed well by the country
Former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha on Sunday, May 16, opened up on the recent crisis plaguing the country and shared a solution as a businessman.
Okorocha said that within the shortest possible time he can create one million jobs from cattle business if the federal government provides the financial capital.
The lawmaker representing Imo West in the National Assembly, who made the disclosure during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics claimed that the country is losing billions of dollars by not doing cattle business.
According to Okorocha, the business of cattle rearing is not being managed well, adding that the federal government should invest in it.
Speaking further on the crisis affecting the nation, Okorocha is of the opinion that the call for dialogue by regional governors is a call for peace rather than war.
While commending the 17 southern governors for meeting to discuss sensitive issues affecting the region, he described the gathering as the first in the nation’s history.
This development comes almost a week after Southern Governors Forum (SGF) held a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, where they unanimously agreed to ban open grazing in the region. The aim was to checkmate herders-farmers clashes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle did not sit well with Senator Ali Ndume.
The chairman, Senate committee on army, said the governors were deviating from the real problem which has nothing to do with open grazing.
The lawmaker who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, May 12, argued that the issue of insecurity is unique to each geopolitical zone.
Similarly, the north is not happy with the decision of southern governors to ban open cattle grazing in the entire 17 southern states of the country.
Prof. Usman Yusuf, former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), blamed the southern governors for not consulting with Fulani leaders before they made such a decision.