The Nigerian government is importing grasses that will be used to feed cows in the northern part of the country.
Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and rural development, made the disclosure Wednesday. He said this is to curtail the frequent clashes between arm bearing Fulani cattle breeders and farmers.
“We can’t allow cows to be roaming around anyhow,” Ogbeh said this at the Unity Fountain Abuja while addressing his Idoma tribes people who were demonstrating the massacre of the Agatu people of Benue State by the Fulani herdsmen.
”We are producing massive hectares of grasslots for the consumption of cattle; we have received these grasses from Brazil and we are growing them in massive quantities. Cattle herdsmen want grasses for their cattle; such grass is what we are growing in large quantities and, within the next three months, some of these will be ready.
”Most of these men are not Nigerians; they come in from places like Chad.