Masari backs Southern Govs, says open grazing is un-Islamic




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Katsina Aminu Masari has thrown his weight behind Southern Governors ban open grazing, describing the practice, which encourages herders to move from one location to another as ‘’un-Islamic’’.

Masari, spoke to select reporters at Government Katsina as part activities to mark second year his second term in office, argued necessary infrastructure farming be provided in for ranching as against open grazing.

He said: “This is something we have to do development, provide necessary infrastructure will the herders not to move. Why herders from Katsina move?


‘’The herders’ movement is essentially in search things: water and fodder. If we can provide these items why 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 we should continue the way open grazing is’’.


devolution of power restructuring, he argued urgently resources to implement what should have been implemented at the Federal level

According to him: ‘’ I support devolution totally, the is trying. But the to have resource to implement what should have been implemented by the .

‘’If today the States will support the , the system will go up. If the states withdraw their support to security agencies, they won’t be able to move from here to there.

‘’So, I absolutely support devolution in totality. So as a Government of Katsina we should be allowed by the Constitution, within the Constitution to decide on many things are peculiar to us’’.

‘’The should have a benchmark and should not operate beyond this mark. Lagos State is generating up toN4bn and something , while Katsina State is just generating N2bn.

“I expect proper restructuring, states should own the reflective of what they earns from within their State.”

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