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Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is keeping Nigerians distracted from increasing prices of electricity and fuel with the controversial issue of open grazing.
Sani in a tweet on Monday claimed Nigerians should be rather conscious of key issues like increasing foreign debt portfolio, increasing electricity tariff and increasing price of fuel.
He tweeted: “While northerners and southerners attention are diverted to debate on closed or open grazing, the FG is increasing tariff on electricity, jacking up pump price of pms and getting approval for $6Billion foreign loan and N895 supplementary budget, without any challenge from anywhere.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had in an interview on Wednesday revealed that he consented approval to the return of open grazing practiced during the First Republic where herdsmen used designated grazing routes to move cattle to several parts of the country.
The President said he had asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to begin the process of recovering land from persons who have converted cattle grazing routes for their personal use .
The stance of the President has since stirred conversation on cow grazing and incessant crisis of the herders-farmers and the banning of open grazing by Governors of the southern region.