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MAU’s VC urges President Tinubu to revamp and remap Nigeria’s cattle routes

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MAU’s VC urges President Tinubu to revamp and remap Nigeria’s cattle routes

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Modern Cattle ranching system is possible in Nigeria to drastically reduce the incessant herders and farmers crisis caused by lack of water, greener pastures, and natural environment that is facing serious threats as a result of changes in weather

The Vice Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University (MAU) Yola, Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur revealed this and advised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to revamp and remap the existing cattle routes across the country.

Professor Tukur who is a certified geographer and an expert in natural environment also urged the president to come up with a realistic program on ranching.

Tukur made the call during a Seminar organized by the Centre For Peace and Security Studies, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, on cross-border pastoral, environmental change, and farmers/herder relations in Adamawa State.

Speaking, at the event Professor Tukur, stressed that climate change is one of the key drivers of farmers and herders’ clash in Nigeria.

The Don who was represented by the Dean of, the School of Post Graduate Studies, Professor Abel Adebayo said the shrinking land and water resources due to climate change partly contributed to the lingering farmers/herders conflicts that have impacted negatively on the agricultural sector and human lives.

In his presentation on Pastoral Mobility, Inter-Group Relations, and Peace Building in the Border Lands of Nigeria and Cameroon, the lead researcher of the project, Dr. Adam Higazi, urged the Federal Government to work on cattle routes and ensure the education of citizenry, especially the rural dwellers.

Earlier in his address, the Director of, the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Professor Jude Momodu, explained that the findings of the research will be useful to the government and policymakers, advising the government to employ the use of technology in growing grasses and improved variety of cows.