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Mrs. Okafor, who is also the President of Ihiala Diocesan
women’s ministry, argued that instead of importing grass
from Brazil, government should develop a scheme for local
grass cultivation focusing on the southern part of the
country where there is an abundance of grass for the
feeding of Nigerian cattle.
Delivering her presidential address at the annual women
conference of the Diocese held at St. Mary’s Anglican
Church, Isseke, Mrs. Okafor, an Engineer, observed that if
implemented, the scheme would provide employment for
the restless youths in the forest -bell of southern Nigeria as
well as boost earning of farmers.
According to the Bishop’s wife, grass from the southern
part of Nigeria would be enough for ranch operators in the
North to feed the cows, adding that by so doing, the
existing rancour between herdsmen and farmers in parts of
the country would be reduced drastically.
To her, there is no justification for vehicles and other road
users to be struggling for the right of way with cattle, as she
advised the federal and state governments to ban movement
of cattle on the roads and establish cattle ranches across the
country. She also condemned the menace of the herdsmen
in the southern part of Nigeria, arguing that time has come
for the Federal government to fully address the socio-
economic malady by courageously curtailing the criminal
activities of the herdsmen.