Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has urged South Eastern governors to pass a law banning open cattle grazing just like Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose did last week. This is in order to reduce “havoc” caused by herdsmen and farmers’ clashes.
“Governments of various states in Igboland and indeed, other parts of the country, should immediately consider enacting legislations that would confine cattle-rearing to modern ranches as obtainable in developed societies.
“In fact, our governments could go a step further to invest in constructing and leasing out modern ranches.
“This will produce healthier animals, give better products, provide employment, added value to the farm products, and help in promoting peaceful co-existence as well as sifting armed bandits and terrorists from real farmers doing legitimate business.”