No cow will be allowed inside Abuja – Wike. Nyesom Wike, the recently sworn-in minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has committed to prohibiting open grazing in the city.
Wike revealed this on Monday, shortly after taking office as FCT Minister in Abuja.
He stated that he would meet with the herdsmen to find a solution to eliminate open grazing.
The former governor indicated that heardmen might grow their cattle outside of the city but would not be permitted to graze on the grasses utilised for city beautification.
“We will consult with the herders to see how we can stop [open grazing] because we cannot allow cows inside the city,” he added.
“They can be outside of town because the grasses are outside of town.” The grasses in the city were planted to enhance the environment. That is not the one they would eat.
“So, we will discuss. Let us say it, you are trying inside the [presidential] Villa for example, and you see about 20,000 to 40,000 goats, if foreigners see that, how would they feel?”
Wike also vowed to crack down on illegal markets in the FCT.