By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
The Arewa Youth Meeting has stated that the Asaba declaration that banned the open grazing of cattle is completely unacceptable and threw its weight behind the place of the Lawyer Normal and Minister of Justice, Malami in opposition to the southern governors.
Describing the declaration as myopic and unpatriotic, Arewa Youth Meeting in an announcement signed by Mohammed Salihu Danlami, Speaker of the Meeting, stated Nigeria is a Sovereign territory ruled by an outlined enacted structure which states that each citizen has the appropriate to reside and go about his authorized enterprise in any a part of the nation.
The youths stated cattle rearing is one in every of such authorized companies that’s traced again 1000’s of years with many advantages to the Nigerian Economic system and Africa at massive.
The enterprise is loved not solely by the cattle rearers however the entire of humanity. A few of these advantages embrace a supply of earnings to people and the nation at massive, creation of jobs, boosting of the agricultural sector in addition to a supply of diet.”
“Banning open grazing is mechanically placing a cease to all these advantages and termination of many individuals’s supply of livelihoods. Thus, we’re extremely disenchanted and frown on the Southern Governor’s choice to ban open grazing.”
It’s unlucky and unhappy for such utterances to be coming from elder statesmen and the chief safety officers of assorted states.”
“We name on; Federal Authorities to swing to a steady motion, act and shield the lives and properties of the real cattle rearers going about their authorized enterprise shifting from one neighborhood to a different searching for appropriate feed for his or her livestock in Southern a part of the nation.”
They referred to as on the Northern Governor’s Discussion board, Northern Elites, Conventional rulers, Youth organizations to checkmate the actions of Southerners residing in Northern Nigeria, alleging that lots of them have been concerned in so many unlawful companies dropped at their peaceable area.
These actions occur to be the propelling power of insecurity in Northern Nigeria as we speak that has resulted within the backwardness of Northern Nigeria, misplaced of properties price billions of , lack of valuable and promising lives.”
“If the southern governors will proceed with the Asaba declarations, then we shall be compelled to redefine the actions of Southerners residing within the North,” they stated.