A former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has claimed that cattle have more economic value than the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Garba said this while supporting the call for all Fulani in Southern Nigeria to return to the North.
Adamu explained that cows alone can solve all Northen problems and the North should sell cattle all over the world as finished goods.
He tweeted, “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 centres, & 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.”