Tuesday, 18 May 2021: Ex-governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he can create one million jobs from cattle rearing if provided with the financial capital.
In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed a spate of farmers-herders crisis in many parts of the country, which has led to the loss of lives and property.
As a result of the crisis, 17 southern governors, last Tuesday, resolved to ban open grazing in their region, after a meeting in Asaba, Delta state.
Speaking on the development in an interview with newsmen, Okorocha, who is also the senator representing Imo west said the country should look into the business of cattle rearing, noting that billions by not handling it well.
“Let me talk to Nigerians for the first time as a businessman. Do you know how many billions of dollars this nation is losing by not handling this business of cattle well in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
“This business of cattle can create one million jobs for Nigerians, if well-managed. I wish Nigerians can call me or the government will call me and say Okorocha this is seventy-six billion.
“We want to give you, it is your share, take it and fix the cattle business. If I do not create one million jobs within the shortest time, just know I’m not Rochas.
“This is business. See money and people are just joking with it. We used to be exporters of leathers, skins. What about the dairy products and milk?
“Assuming we have this business, do you know how many welders and fabricators will build body carriers for the cows, while we import the head from China and fix it.”