Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant and CEO of
social media platform Crowwe said cattle have more
economic value than the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Adamu Garba stated this on Monday in a Twitter thread
while responding to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders
Association of Nigeria’s call that all headers in the 17
southern states return to the north.
Miyetti Allah called on all headers after governors of the
region met in Asaba, Delta State and placed a ban on
open grazing in the region.
Adamu Garba who aligned himself with the Miyetti Allah
call said all herders should return so they can use the
cattle, process the resources, and sell all over the world
as finished goods.
“Cattle have more economic value than the entire oil and
gas reserve we have in Nigeria. Our major stakeholders in
the North must admit cows as business opportunities not
just culture & invest heavily to bring #CowToCurrency to
reality. Cows alone can solve all Northern problems.
“The job opportunities, the manufacturing centers, & the
connection to global hubs of demands for the best cattle
meats can open more doors and set for the liberation of
Northern Nigeria from cheap and somewhat, useless oil
assets. We must invest in harvesting the value of cattle.
“A litre of Cow milk at N350 is much more than the value
of a litre of oil at N145. With over 20 million cows, take
1/3 as milk-producing female on average of 5 litres a
day, we’ll have almost N12Bn/day from cow milk. That’s
about N700M/state/day. About N21Bn/State/Month.
The former presidential aspirant further condemned
governors in the Northern States saying awarding
contracts to build schools has only subjected the North to
condescension and dehumanization from the south.