Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has again reiterated his call for an end to open grazing saying his position may pit him against some Miyetti Allah members.
Ganduje made this known on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital at a stakeholders’ meeting on the ethnic tension between the Fulanis and their hosts.
Speaking, the Kano governor restated that open grazing in any forms should be abolished adding that his position may not be music to some members of the umbrella body of Fulani herders’ ears, who were at home with the age-long tradition.
“If we need peace with the farmers and we are not led by sentiments, herding must change from the traditional to commercial herding.
“It must translate to commercial, not traditional; those days are gone and I know some members of the Miyetti Allah may not be happy with my statement, but I have to make it; I’m a Fulani man like them.
“It is economic issues that are turning into tribal and religious issues. So, if we spend the whole day talking about the tribal issues and the religious issues, that will not solve the problems,” he said.