Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Nyesom Wike, has vowed to put an end to the roaming about of cattle in Abuja’s city centre by herdsmen, that every square inch of grass in the city was meant for beautification.
Wike said the sight of cows grazing in Abuja’s ciry was an embarrasses to Nigeria ascountry.
“We will consult and talk to the herdsmen because we cannot allow cows inside the city,” the minister told a gathering on the first day of his official resumption.
He said pastoralists can operate outside the city. “That is the way it’s supposed to be done, because the grasses are outside the city, the grasses here are planted to beautify the city, it is not that one that the cows would eat.”
“Let us say it! You are driving towards the villa and you see about 20, 30 cows or goats, if foreigners come and see that, how will they feel, what kind of city is this.
“So the truth must be told, it’s not about anybody. We are not saying it shouldn’t be in Gwagwalada, Abaji, Kuje,” the new minister of FCT stressed.