Cows more valuable than oil and gas – Adamu Garba

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba claims that cows have more economic value than the entire oil and gas reserve in the country.

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.”

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.”

That is much higher than the Monthly Allocation the largest state receives in the North. Again, each cow can generate a minimum of 3 Jobs. Rearing, Slughtring, Processing, marketing, Selling, and management. 5M cows =15M jobs. I marveled at the laziness of Northern Governors.

Northern Governors think awarding contracts for building roads, taking their cuts is all they need for themselves. Doing so has subjected the North to condescension and dehumanization from some elements in the South. The time is now for them to wake up to our potentials.

The former Presidential aspirant also claimed that the 2023 election will be a “game between cattle states & non-cattle states”.

He tweeted;

It is becoming increasingly clear that the 2023 election is a game between cattle states & non-cattle states. Let’s be blunt about this. If Northern leaders do not wake up to this urgent reality, the target will not just be the cow, but the cow harboring states & their adherents

From each cow, you have: Oil Meat Skin Milk Horn Bones Dungs Grasses More fertile land.