By Francis Okoye, Maiduguri
The Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria ( KACRAN) has called on the Federal, states and Local governments to speedy up rehabilitation of already established grazing areas and as well create new ones.
This KACRAN said will be a positive step towards reducing the encroachment of Herdsmen into people’s farms.
The National Chairman of KACRAN, Hon Khalil Bello stated this at the inauguration of the Executive members of KACRAN, Borno state chapter Yesterday in Maiduguri.
Hon Bello who said the aim of the Association is specifically, to bring about a positive change in the unhealthy and very worrisome relationship between farmers and Herdsmen in Nigeria , he also called on the Federal government to make budget allocation to cattle farmers, rather than concentrating its budget only to arable farming.
“We will seek to ensure that the bloody conflicts which has characterized the relationship between pastoralists and farmers are imediatly brought to an end all over Nigeria.
“I wish to use this medium to call upon the Federal, States and Local governments , to hasten and rehabilitate already established grazing areas and also to Create new ones as a positive step towards reducing the encroachment of Herdsmen into people’s farms.
“This will also reduce the stress encountered by pastoralists in feeding their Animals. Worthy of mention is the recent vaccination excercise of Animals embarked upon by the Borno state Ministry of Animal Resources in collaboration with World Food Programme ( WFP),” he said.
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