No grazing reserves in south-east- Ohanaeze
By CHARLES ONYEKWERE
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has carpeted the Myeitti Allah Kautal Hore, that there are no grazing reserves across the south-east zone.
Ohanaeze said the group’s demands of grazing reserves and nomadic ministry are ridiculous and hallucinations of daydreamers.
This was contained in a statement by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isigozoro, on Tuesday and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
“Cattle rearing and businesses all over the world remain an individual enterprise and private business like other people who are in businesses of garments, mechanics, and food vendors.
“The use of threats of violence to give conditions for peace shows that the Fulani organizations indirectly indicted themselves for being responsible for the crisis associated with Farmers and Herders across the country”.
“Ndigbo has responded that the perceived demands for 415 grazing reserves across the country have sinister and wicked motives aimed at fuelling the disintegration of the country and land grabbing against the indigenous people.
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“It’s a threat to National Security and Peace, there are no grazing routes and lands for grazing reserves in the southeast, the Southeast Governors ban on the conveyance of cattle by foot.
” It is still effective in the southeast and Myetti Allah should abide by the decisions of Ndigbo not to cede lands for grazing reserves”.
“On the demands for the Ministry of Nomadic affairs with a mandate to broaden educational opportunities and address the pastoral challenges,
It stated that it’s at the prerogative of the President to do so, adding that there’s no need for irrational duplications of Ministries, the Ministry of Education and humanitarian affairs are headed by Northerners.
“There are challenges with Myetti Allah, they should seek the help of the two northern ministers, for now there’s no reason why there should be a Ministry of Nomadic Affairs or attempts to coax Federal Government to create one”
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