The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The endorsement was announced at Miyetti Allah’s 5th General Meeting held in Abuja on Thursday. Buhari’s endorsement was announced by the National President of the assosciation, Muhammadu Kirowa.
Mr Kirowa explained that the group endorsed Buhari because of the “numerous achievements” recorded by his administration in the areas of infrastructure development, youth employment and security.
He said; “We appreciate government’s programmes aimed at transforming the social lives of Nigerians through empowerments, agricultural development particularly the livestock sub-sector where pilot programmes of developing water and pasture in long-neglected grazing reserves have commenced.”
He, therefore, urged leaders and members of the association at local, state and national levels to mobilise support and ensure that Mr Buhari was re-elected.
The national secretary of MACBAN, Baba Ngelzarma, praised the federal government for the robust measures taken by the military in eliminating cattle banditry and wanton killing of herdsmen and farmers.
Ngelzarma noted, “MACBAN frowns at the sensational and negative stereotyping of herders, who are doing legitimate economic activity that contributes to the gross domestic product of the country and are ensuring food security.
“We represent over 20 million members across the country, here in attendance we have over 2000 people who have come from all corners of the country. We have representatives from each local government, and you heard their views. They have declared their interest in President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“This is the decision of the majority, we as leaders don’t have any option than to follow,” he said.