Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Business News

OYC Asks Govs. To Ban Beef Consumption In South-East

It has been reported that Ohanaeze Youth Council, the youth wing of apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked governors of the South-East states to ban the consumption of beef in the zone.

In a statement by the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Thursday, it was proposed that the ban is a ‘security measure’ which would put a stop to the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the South-East.

The OYC leader urged the people of the South-East to shun beef, and look for an alternative.

Isiguzoro went ahead to suggest ‘local cattle breeds’ as the alternative.

“The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged Ndigbo to shun cattle consumption and look for alternative.

“South-East governors should ban the consumption of cattle in the South-East as a security measure to stop the armed militias, masquerading as Fulani herdsmen, from getting access to the South-East and encourage alternatives to encourage Igbo farmers to produce local cattle breeds for consumption.“This measure will discourage the Fulani herdsmen from entering the South-East, and curb their menace from the South-East,” Isiguzoro said in the statement.