Minister of Agriculture and Grass Importation

Audu Innocent Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh

Sir: Recently, the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, was quoted as saying that the federal government is going to import grass from China as part of the plan to curtail the incessant disputes and killings between herdsmen and farmers across the country. The Minister said this while addressing the people of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State following the attack and slaughtering of over 400 Agatu people by the herdsmen.

Does Nigeria not have enough grass for her animals to feed on? What could be the difference between China’s grass and Nigeria’s grass? How could the importation of grass from China solve the persistent crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in our country? I hereby advise the government to discontinue the plan.

Government should think of a better way of resolving this issue instead of embarking on a senseless plan of importing grass from China.

•Awunah Pius,
Mpape, Abuja.

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