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No decent country allows cattle roam about – Oluwo blasts FG

Paramount ruler and King (Oluwo) of Iwo
land, Osun state, Nigeria, HIM Oba
AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi has
lambasted the Federal government of Nigeria
for allowing grazing and cattle roaming.
The monarch said such is barbaric and
should be abolished at once as it does not
conform to modernization and 21st century
development of any country.
Oba AbdulRasheed made this statement
yesterday during a meeting with
stakeholders at his palace focusing on
solutions to herdsmen incessant attacks on
innocent Nigerians.
He said no government that wants to move
forward will encourage grazing and that
there’s no place in the world where
government acquires land on behalf of
herdsmen for the purpose of cattle grazing.
He added that the herdsmen can either rent,
lease or buy lands for pen/byre construction
to house their cattle and that it is at the
farmer’s or land owner’s discretion to sell to
“The herdsmen got it wrong due to lack of
education towards animal farming in the
21st century. The alternative to grazing is
pen with sufficient hay storage.
“This will help restrict the cows to the
confines of the pen, which is a controlled
area. That is how it is done in advanced
country. You can never see herdsmen
grazing cattle in Europe.
“The herdsmen can even purchase hays to
feed the cows can be purchased from the
farmers thereby establishing and sustaining
a peaceful affinity with farmers across
Nigeria,” Oluwo added.
Oba AbdulRasheed, however, advised the
federal government that the solution to
Fulani herdsmen/farmers recurring clash is
proper orientation and education on
modernized animal farming and not
acquiring hectares of land on behalf of
herdsmen as grazing zone across the

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