Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Get New National Leadership

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka

All roads would lead to the National Mosque Abuja, the nation’s capital city on Thursday the 24th day of November, 2022 for the installation and inauguration ceremony of the newly elected national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
Speaking on the event in Awka, the leader of the Fulani community in Anambra state and a stakeholder of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, said the inaugural ceremony would usher in a new direction for MACBAN across the nation. He said MACBAN is business oriented and ensures cordial relations between members and their host communities across the country.
Sidikki said an election was conducted on 29th October, 2022 and Baba Usman Ngelzama emerged as the new national president of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria. He said Ngelzama and his executives, after inauguration on Thursday this week, will run the affairs of MACBAN for a period of 4 years.
Sidikki, who was the immediate past zonal chairman of MACBAN in the Southeast, said members of the Board of Trustees of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria include His Eminence Alhaji Mohammad Abubakar 2, the Sultan of Sokoto as the Chairman Board of Trustees; Lamido of Adamawa, Emir  Kano, Emir of  Zazzau, and Emir of  Katsina.
He said Miyetti Allah is a democratic organisation and not a socio-cultural organization as erroneously perceived by some sections of the country. Sidikki said anybody who rears cows can be a member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, irrespective of tribe or religious inclinations.
He noted though that there are two groups of Miyetti Allah; that there is Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and there is also Miyetti Allah who are socio-cultural in their understanding. He said they are not violent but vigorously pursuing their business of cattle rearing and ensuring peaceful coexistence between their members and their host communities even as he pointed out that they have lost some of their members and cattle to hostilities in some host communities across the country.

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