The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked President Bola Tinubu to give its members appointments.
According to Allhaji Gidado Siddikki, Southeast zonal leader of MACBAN: “We are demanding appointments from Tinubu’s government. Even if it is as office sweepers, we are okay with it. All we want is for us to be part of the government at the center.
“During the election to the best of my knowledge, my people (Fulanis), voted for President Tinubu because of his predecessor, President Mohammadu Buhari. Buhari told my people to vote for Tinubu, and they all did so.
“They prayed, supported, endorsed and do everything politically possible to ensure his victory. So he should not abandon us.
“In all the boards, parastatals and other appointments the President has made so far, no Miyetti Allah member is among, including the recent ministerial nominees screened by the Senate.
“Apart from exempting us from the N8,000 proposed palliative and other benefits of the Federal Government, the President should appoint us too, even as sweepers at the Presidential Villa we are okay with that.
He commended the South-East governors for their continued support for the association in the region.
He appealed to government at all levels to also fund the livestock sector, noting that the sector was gradually going into extinction due to lack of funding.