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Miyetti Allah: 3 Things Gov. Akeredolu Should Do to Achieve Success of Feedlot Operational System

It is no longer news that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has embraced feedlot operational system introduced by Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu as alternative to open grazing system.

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The Feedlot Operational System is like a ranching system that forbids herdsmen from moving cattle around.

As part of the initiative to end farmlands destruction frequently perpetrated by herdsmen, Governor Akeredolu had on August 31, 2021 signed anti-open grazing bill into law after the Ondo State House of Assembly successfully passed the bill. 

A total number of 150 pastoralists in cattle, sheep and goat value-business have been trained by Ondo State Agricbusiness Empowerment Centre (OSAEC) in conjunction with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

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It is worthy to note that Arakunrin Akeredolu took good decision to end herdsmen crisis in Ondo State through Feedlot Operational System.

To ensure Feedlot Operational System achieve its goals, the following are three things Gov. Akeredolu should do: 

1. Issuance of Identity Card: to overcome the farmers/herdsmen clash permanently, the State Government should issue identity cards to all cattle breeders involved in the feedlot operational system. This will no doubt expose those perpetrating crimes in the state under the guise of herdsmen. The identity cards will help the State government to take know the number of herdsmen across all the local government areas in Ondo State. 

2. Set Up Monitoring Committee: to ensure that Feedlot Operational System live up to expectations, Governor Akeredolu should set up monitoring committee for the scheme. Feedbacks from the monitoring committee can be reviewed to make it a model for other states. The monitoring committee can propose to government where there is need for amendment. 

3. Set Up Special Security or Watchdogs: As a way of ensuring that Feedlot Operational System succeed, Governor Akeredolu should set up special security or watchdogs. The special security can watch over boundaries of Feedlot Operational System.

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