Osun State Governor,Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has advised herdsmen to embrace cattle ranching.
He said this will end their incessant conflict with farmers across the country.
Aregbesola spoke yesterday at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti while addressing the management and students.
“For Nigeria to get out of the herdsmen killings, we must adopt a modern system of cattle rearing and we must stop reading ethnic sentiment into it”, he told his audience.
“I am not trying to justify the killings or trying to say that the Fulani should dominate Nigeria, but what I am saying is that Nigeria has failed to be technologically and innovatively advanced due to bad leadership.
“As we speak now, there are no green grasses in any part of Europe and they produce cattle Africa cannot even boast of.
“They prepare their pasture, foliage and fodders during the six months of rainy season and keep them to feed their cattle during the dry season.
“The cattle are restricted within the ranches and I believe that if some nations could be thinking like this, Nigeria has no reason not to toe the same line. We must turn this situation into huge economic opportunities for our people”.
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