Katsina Governor Aminu Masari has thrown his weight behind Southern Governors on ban of open grazing, describing the practice, which encourages herders to move from one location to another as ‘’un-Islamic’’.
Masari, who spoke to select reporters at Government House Katsina as part of activities to mark second year of his second term in office, argued necessary infrastructure onlivestock farming should be provided in States for ranching as against open grazing.
He said: “This is something we have to do through development, provide necessary infrastructure that will make the herders not to move. Why should herders from Katsina move?
‘’The herders’ movement is essentially in search oftwo things: water and fodder. If we can provide these two items why should they move?
‘’This roaming about I don’t think. For us its un-Islamic and is not the best. It is part of the problem we are having today. I don’t support that we should continue with the way open grazing is’’.
On devolution of power through restructuring, he argued States urgently need resources to implement what should have been implemented at the Federal level