Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned that practice of open grazing may bring Nigeria to a state of chaos if not immediately addressed.
The former minister mentioned this on Tuesday while he was describing the practice of open grazing as the biggest threat to national security.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in an interview on Arise TV had instructed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to begin the process of recovering land from individuals who had converted cattle grazing routes for his or her private use.
This didn’t go down nicely with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State who kicked against the practice of open grazing.
Akeredolu said that cattle grazing routes do not reflect the demands of a 21st-century state as things have changed.
On his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode wrote: “The practice of open grazing & the propostion & insistence of the usage of so-called “cattle routes” throughout the country is the biggest threat to national security in Nigeria. If we don’t put a stop to both it is only a question of time before the entire country explodes.’
Fani-Kayode lamented that the act of superseding right of cows above people is barbaric and had no basis in decency.
“The suggestion that the right of cows supercedes the rights of human beings is absurd and has no basis in rationality, decency or logic.
“More importantly it has no place in the 21st century. It is a barbaric and primitive logic espoused only by those that belong to another world,” his tweet read.