A former presidential aspirant and CEO of social media platform Crowwe, Mr Adamu Garba, has said that cattles have more economic value than the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
He stated this on Monday while responding to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria’s call that all headers in the 17 southern states should return to the north.
Adamu Garba who aligned himself with the Miyetti Allah’s call said all herders should return, so they can use the cattle, process the resources, and sell all over the world as finished goods.
“Cattle have more economic value than the entire oil and gas reserve we have in Nigeria. Our major stakeholders in the North must admit cows as business opportunities not just culture and invest heavily to bring #CowToCurrency to reality. Cows alone can solve all Northern problems.
“The job opportunities, the manufacturing centres, and the connection to global hubs of demands for the best cattle meats can open more doors and set for the liberation of Northern Nigeria from cheap and somewhat, useless oil assets. We must invest in harvesting the value of cattle.
“A litre of Cow milk at N350 is much more than the value of a litre of oil at N145. With over 20 million cows, take 1/3 as milk-producing female on average of 5 litres a day, we will have almost N12Bn/day from cow milk. That is about N700M/state/day. About N21Bn/State/Month.
The former presidential aspirant further condemned governors in the Northern States saying awarding contracts to build schools has only subjected the North to condescension and dehumanization from the south.
The Miyetti Allah call for the return of their cattle breeders to the north came as a reaction to the southern governors ban on open grazing in the region.