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Fulani herders meet Osun government, promise to embrace ranching

Fulani-Bororo herders and farmers in Osun State, yesterday, pledged readiness to comply with the anti-open grazing law of the state.

The Fulani-Bororo herders and farmers across the state at a meeting convened by the leadership of the state committee on peaceful co-existence between Fulani/Bororo and crop farmers held at the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civil Engagement, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, in Osogbo, promised to desist from grazing their cattle openly.

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“We are happy with this meeting and the anti-open grazing law will benefit us greatly. We have agreed to desist from grazing openly. We will instruct our people to also stop grazing openly and destroying people’s farms. If anyone of us flouts this law by grazing on the road or on the farm, we will apprehend such a person and hand him over to the state government for necessary action.

“We thank the state government because Osun is one of the states that we the Fulani are enjoying peace. We have been living peacefully with our host communities, especially the farmers. We will like to see the governor express our gratitude. This meeting is based on how we will continue with our cattle rearing business through ranching,” he said.

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