Fight against the National Grazing Reserve Council Bill in Nigeria

Fight against the National Grazing Reserve Council Bill in Nigeria

14. September 2022
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Warum ist diese Petition wichtig?

Gestartet von Eloghosa Atohengbe

Cattle rearing is a private business that should not in any way create inconveniences for others who also have a right to life and the right to own properties. Ranches for grazing therefore can be created but this must be subjected to the approval and acceptance of the state government and the land owners.

It’s therefore economically intolerable to allow herdsmen to continue to kill people and declaring to the world how many more people will be decimated by them and the president and the security agencies are doing nothing about it. You cannot run a country that way. No one owns the monopoly of violence, therefore the herdsmen should be called to order with immediate effect before this crisis escalates into a full blown war. Just like IPOB who were never armed were declared a terrorist organization, the herdsmen should equally receive same punishment and their existence foreclosed.

The Bill creates a council to be chaired by a Chairman to be appointed by the president.

The council shall have the power to take your land anywhere the land is located in the country and then pay you compensation.

Your land, when taken, shall be assigned to herdsmen who shall use your land for grazing purposes.

They shall bring cows to the land and you shall lose the land permanently to those Fulani cattlemen.

If you feel that the council was not right to take your land, you can go to court but before you go to court, you must first of all notify the federal attorney general of your intention to sue the council. Apart from notifying, you must get the consent and authority of the Federal Attorney General before you can sue.

So that means that if the Attorney General refuses to give his consent to the suit, you have lost your land forever to the herdsmen.

And this law, when passed, shall apply to the whole country so it means that your land in the village or anywhere is not safe.

The National Grazing Reserve Council would have the power to take away your land from you anytime they want and pay you whatever they want as compensation (even when you don't want to sell, and remember that for you to get compensation, you must have documents showing or proving ownership).


That bill is a deliberate attempt to take our lands and hand the land over to the Fulani cattlemen since it is only the fulanis that rear cattle in Nigeria. We must reject this bill and stop our national Assembly members from passing that bill into law.

That law will destroy Nigeria.

All over the world, ranches are established and used to rear cattle. The farmers buy land and put there cattle there. There is no country where the land of the citizens are compulsorily acquired and given to others.

This is evil, and designed to favour the Fulanis where the president comes from.

We must resist the passage of that bill into law to save Nigeria, and to protect our future generations

- Dr. Austin Monye (UNIBEN)

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