Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong has said cattle ranching is the best option in addressing herders/farmers clashes in the country.
Lalong, who stated this on Saturday in Jos at the 3rd Annual Plateau Prayer Day, described grazing reserve and cattle colony as outdated.
The governor said a 14-man high powered Committee was set up in June 2016 to study and advise on the new policy of ranching.
Lalong added that the Committee worked diligently and presented the report of its findings and recommendations.
“My Administration didn’t embrace the concept of grazing reserves as a solution to abating the series of clashes.
“In the 21st Century and modern times they are outdated, unacceptable and recurrent recipe for crises as we have been witnessing.
“Rather, as first step in policy advocacy and adoption, government set up a 14-man high powered Committee in June 2016 to study and advise on the new policy of ranching.”