- Reactions have continued to trail the ban on open grazing across the southern region of Nigeria
- A politician, Adamu Garba, claims that cattle are worth more than the entire value of oil and gas reserve in southern Nigeria
- Garba stated this after Miyetti Allah asked its members to vacate the 17 southern states following the ban on open grazing
A former Nigerian presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, claims that cattle have more economic value than the entire oil and gas reserve in Nigeria, saying cows alone can solve all northern problems.
Garba made the statement in reaction to the request made by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, Bauchi state chapter, asking its members to leave the 17 southern states.
Legit.ng gathered that the former presidential aspirant, on Monday, May 17, in a series of tweets said he perfectly agrees with Miyetti Allah's proposal that all Fulani present in southern Nigeria should vacate the region.
He explained that they would use cattle, process the resources, and sell all over the world as finished goods.
According to him, major stakeholders in the north must admit cows as business opportunities not just culture and invest heavily to make CowToCurrency to reality.
"A litter of Cow at N350 is much more than the value of a liter of oil at N145. With over 20 million cows, take 1/3 as milk-producing female on average of 5 liters a day, we'll have almost N12Bn/day from cow milk. That's about N700M/state/day. About N21Bn/State/Month."
Nigerians have reacted to Garba's claims with some in agreement, while others are not in support of his stand.
systematic, @1systematic2 said:
"This is a great potential which if is utilise north will be like Dubai."
Akachukwu Chukwudubem, @Akachukwu47 said:
"Mr keep your cow. Leave our Oil. We also human capacity."
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frank, @frank92618972 said:
"You know all this and you're kinsmen are busy destroying people's farmlands in the south claiming the ownership."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the north is not happy with the decision of some 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.