Oyo Anti-grazing Bill: Fulani group pleads for alternative grazing space

The National President, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association, Alhaji Sale Bayari has declared that Nigeria needs to review her position and pull-out of the ECOWAS free movement protocol which is affecting her national security.
Alhaji Bayari stated this while briefing newsmen at the Oyo State Correspondents’ Chapel on the proposed anti-grazing bill which has passed second reading by the state House of Assembly.
The group called for the human face and alternative grazing space before the law is passed.
According to him, “small and light weapons are not only in the hands of Herdsmen but all Nigerians suffering insecurity.”

Bayari, however, stated that there has been a drop in kidnapping in the zone since the group met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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While maintaining that there are over 300 clans of Fulani extraction of which Bororo is just one of them, the Gan Allah leader said generalising the crime of a few on the majority would be tantamount to injustice.
“We pledge today that we shall ensure that our members are law-abiding, obedient and respectful to constituted authorities while promising to go all out top ensure that criminal elements were flushed out of our communities and ethnic group which may even make the enactment of the anti-open grazing law no longer necessary or absolute.
“We call for a human face to this law in the event it becomes absolutely necessary to promulgate and pass into law. We appeal for an alternative grazing space for our means of livelihood, which is the cattle, which we are rearing as peasant traditional stock owners, not as commercial livestock or cattle business stakeholders.”

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