Just In: Why We’re Supporting Tinubu For President — Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore socio-cultural organisation has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to address the issue around the Livestock Intervention Programme and the retrieval of the “450 grazing routes across the country.”

This was made known by the Secretary-General of the group, also known as Miyetti Allah, Mr Saleh Alhassan, in an interview with Saturday PUNCH on Thursday.

The Livestock Intervention Programme was introduced two years after the suspension of the controversial Rural Grazing Area Scheme, otherwise known as RUGA.

According to the Federal Government, its aim, among others, was to address the lingering farmer-herder crisis across the country.

Many Southern states had called for ranching, saying since cattle rearing was a private business, herders ought to buy land and graze their cattle on it, adding that the measure would stop the frequent clashes between herders and farmers.

Alhassan, whose group had earlier endorsed the Tinubu/Shettima ticket, expressed that a Tinubu administration would defend the interest of Fulani pastoralists.

He said, “We have absolutely endorsed Tinubu for the presidency. We were there in the forum. This was based on the manifesto of the APC’s candidate. We felt our interest is better protected in the Tinubu/Shettima presidency. It was a unanimous endorsement of the candidature of Tinubu.

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