A former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned that practice of open grazing could explode Nigeria if not addressed.
The former Minister said this on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, while describing the practice of open grazing as the biggest threat to national security.
I would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in a recent interview on Arise TV had instructed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to start the process of recovering land from persons who had converted cattle grazing routes for their personal use.
This did not go down well with the Chairman, South-West Governors forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who noted that cattle grazing routes do not reflect the demands of a 21st-century state as things have changed.
Commenting on a social media platform, Mr Fani-Kayode stated that the practice of open grazing, the proposition and insistence of the usage of so-called “cattle routes” throughout the country is the biggest threat to national security in Nigeria.
He lamented that the act of superseding right of cows above humans is barbaric and had no basis in decency.