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FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nobody: 11:48am On Mar 04, 2016


The Federal Government of Nigeria is importing grasses that will be used to feed cows in the northern part of the country.

Minister of Agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh who made the disclosure Wednesday said this is to curtail the frequent clashes between arm bearing Fulani cattle breeders and farmers.
According to Ogbeh, the Muhammadu Buhari was setting up grazing areas in various states of the federation as a response to the clashes.

“We can’t allow cows to be roaming around anyhow,” Ogbeh said this at the Unity Fountain Abuja while addressing his Idoma tribes people who were demonstrating the massacre of the Agatu people of Benue State by the Fulani herdsmen.

Speaking also to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Ogbeh said that invasion and massacre of the indigenes by herdsmen was no longer acceptable to the government

He said that a formation of the Nigerian Army had been deployed to the communities to restore peace.

“Yesterday, I spoke with the Ministers of Defence and Interior and they assured me that they have deployed a military formation in Enugu to move in and restore peace in Agatu.

“Today, I will also be speaking with Mr President about this issue to ensure that the problem is solved once and for all.

The minister gave assurance that government was taking lasting steps to prevent cattle from grazing into peoples’ communities and farmlands.

He said that most of the rampaging herdsmen were from some neighbouring countries.

“We are producing massive hectares of grasslots for the consumption of cattle; we have received these grasses from Brazil and we are growing them in massive quantities.

“Cattle herdsmen want grasses for their cattle; such grass is what we are growing in large quantities and, within the next three months, some of these will be ready.


“Most of these men are not Nigerians; they come in from places like Chad.

“Recently, I was in Berlin and I met the Minister of Agriculture from Congo, who complained to me that some Chadian herdsmen also invade some communities in Congo to commit similar havocs.’’

He added that government was in the process of enacting a legislation that would control cattle grazing in unauthorised areas.

“We are also sending a bill to the National Assembly to legislate that cattle should no longer roam in our cities and villages.

“We will equally raise the issue at the level of the African Union, to compel member-countries to take steps to prevent their herdsmen from grazing into neighbouring countries.

“It will be a major international crises if we do not stop it now,’’ Ogbeh said.

Ogbeh had recently announced that the herdsmen would be made to take care of their cattle in the government created grazing areas.

“We will grow grass in the South to feed the cattle in the North, just as Saudi Arabia did,” he said.

According to the minister, if Saudi Arabia with the largest cattle ranch in the world can grow its grass for the cows in the United States of America, Nigeria should be able to do same.

Ogbeh said the government would lobby banks to peg interest rate at five per cent instead of the current nine per cent.

http://nigeriantimes.ng/news/grazing-reserve-fg-to-import-grass-from-brazil-ogbeh/

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nobody: 11:53am On Mar 04, 2016
“We are producing massive
hectares of grasslots for the
consumption of cattle; we have
received these grasses from
Brazil and we are growing them
in massive quantities.
These high nutrition grasses are to be planted here, yet the headline makes it look like we are importing to feed animals.
Nigerian newspapers are pathetic

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by obailala(m): 1:07pm On Mar 04, 2016
"Buy Naija To Grow Naija, but BUHARI wants to import grass from Brazil to feed his cows"

I think the title of this thread should be modified or else, 'the usual suspects' would interpret the report as I have highlighted above grin

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by ozoigbondu: 1:08pm On Mar 04, 2016
This nation is a massive failure. We are even importing grass to feed cows angry

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Originality007: 1:08pm On Mar 04, 2016
this is so funny, let me book space first i will comment later......Madam give me 2wraps of Eba with egusi soup, dont bother to put meat... sad sad angry angry

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nobody: 1:08pm On Mar 04, 2016
undecided I BLAME THE SELFISH FARMERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR THIS DESPERATE MOVE BY THE FG. WHY ARE PEOPLE SO STINGY WITH EVERYTHING? WHY CANT FARMERS AND COMMUNITIES ALLOW THE FULANI CATTLE HERDERS TO GRAZE THEIR CATTLE IN FARMS AND BUSHES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY? WE HAVE MASSIVE LAND MASS BUT STILL IMPORTING GRASS TO FEED COWS DUE TO FARMERS GREEDINESS. THE FULANIS ARE NOT BEEN TREATED FAIRLY IN THIS NATION BECAUSE NO OTHER TRIBE CAN REAR CATTLES IN LARGE QUANTITIES LIKE THEY DO TO FEED THE NATION. WE SERIOUSLY NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO THE FULANIS AND ALLOCATE SEVERAL HECTARES OF LAND TO THEM IN EVERY STATE OF THE FEDERATION undecided

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nogen: 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
Heyyyy! What's going on in this country sef? ??

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Obiwannn: 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
BUAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by olaolulazio(m): 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
Grasses!
Can they finish the grasses here?

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by CallMeNJay: 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
like Seriously !!!!


“We will grow grass in the South to feed the cattle in the
North, ,”


Same way oil is drilled in the South to develop the North !!

#OneNigeria

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Icecomrade: 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
Lolz fg
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by yehmi01(m): 1:09pm On Mar 04, 2016
He that is without any imported Item in his or her possession should cast the first stone grin grin grin

Please when shall we get to start importing fire wood too, since its also needed to feed humans so they can also stay healthy. cool[b][/b]

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by femiranking28(m): 1:10pm On Mar 04, 2016
Okay so we imported the grasses to grow them here... Okay thats okay hope the grasses would be enough for the cows so they don't have to wonder again.. I wonder how person go trek with nama from sokoto to akwaibom on foot jesu...

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by sukkot: 1:10pm On Mar 04, 2016
hmmm soon we will import air to breathe from malaysia

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Originality007: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
cheesy
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by bigfather(m): 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
nelsonguru:
We are in trouble

grin grin grin
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Bitterleafsoup: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
So the herdsman are from neighbouring countries and they are killing, raping, stealing and destroying Nigerians lives and the answer is importing grass?

See how money finish here and there....

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by 2rutalk1: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
We have started importing even grasses. hmmmmm. God have mercy!

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Lordtrillion(m): 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
Hmmm
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by 5starmilitant: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
Chisos shocked!!! Grass importation?

Audu Ogbeh even at his age, is still looking for avenue to finish the country.


Nigeria is a joke.

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nobody: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
undecided
plant them in the north.

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Kx: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
News headlines and news should be factual. This headline is malicious and not representative of the truth.

Importing grass to grow is not the same as importing grass for cattle's consumption.

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by porshuch: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
Pls your headline is misleading.

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Pavore9: 1:11pm On Mar 04, 2016
Very misleading headline! angry


“We are producing massive hectares of grasslots for the consumption of cattle; we have received these grasses from Brazil and we are growing them in massive quantities.

“Cattle herdsmen want grasses for their cattle; such grass is what we are growing in large quantities and, within the next three months, some of these will be ready''.
....This should help in understanding the story better!

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Nobody: 1:12pm On Mar 04, 2016
How do they want me to believe that my dear country import common grass all the way from brazil not even within Africa. I found this hard to believe

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Firefire(m): 1:12pm On Mar 04, 2016
You see...
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by bigfather(m): 1:12pm On Mar 04, 2016
femiranking28:
Okay so we imported the grasses to grow them here... Okay thats okay hope the grasses would be enough for the cows so they don't have to wonder again.. I wonder how person go trek with nama from sokoto to akwaibom on foot jesu...

Na JAZZ him go use ! lolzzzz


I nor fit laff abeg ! grin grin grin

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Phylogeny: 1:12pm On Mar 04, 2016
importers of elusive products... ambassadors of poverty
Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Originality007: 1:12pm On Mar 04, 2016
nelsonguru:
We are in trouble
big one

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by TechWalker007: 1:13pm On Mar 04, 2016

Speaking also to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Ogbeh said that invasion and massacre of the indigenes by herdsmen was no longer acceptable to the government

While the world is addressing Fulani Herdsmen as number four deadliest terrorist organization, we are addressing the matter as grazing issue.

When I was growing up, we had Fulani Men all over the place with their cattle, there wasn't a problem. We even had good relationship with them many times.

What is happening today is nothing about grazing but a cover for ethnic cleansing. Some people decided to use them as a proxy to carry out their agenda. When will we open our eyes and address it for what it is.

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Re: FG Imports Grasses From Brazil For Grazing Reserve – Ogbeh by Firefire(m): 1:13pm On Mar 04, 2016
CallMeNJay:
like Seriously !!!!


“We will grow grass in the South to feed the cattle in the
North, ,”



cheesy cheesy

“We will grow grass in the South to feed the cattle in the North, just as Saudi Arabia did,”


This is now what we mean by ... Northernocracy... grin

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