Globacom Nigeria Limited has initiated a device, Cattle Tracking Technology for the benefit of Fulani Pastoralist in the country, saying they would partner with Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for the success of the technology.
Speaking with newsmen at the sensitisation workshop at Auta-Balefi, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, the Glo Business Solution Manager, Philip Crown-Adedoyin, explained the benefit of cattle tracking technology to include reduction in cattle theft, grazing insecurity among others.
According to Mr Adedoyin, Fulani Pastoralist that could buy into the technology would have immediate solutions about his cattle through cattle identification via collar tagging and monitoring.
He said in future, Fulani Pastoralists would know the health status of his cattle in the state, cattle disease pest control and tracking and promotion of beef export market.
Commending Globacom for the initiative, National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo said he would use his cattle as pilot of the technology.
He said cattle tracking would solve the problems of cattle rustlers in the country, calling on government to also support the initiative.
The national president also appealed to Globacom to involve some educated Fulani youths in developing the technology to enable it go deep to grassroots.
Speaking in the same vein, National Secretary of the association, Salleh Alhassan, also commended Globacom for the initiative, saying that they were going to start the pilot project with their president, adding that over 250 Fulani pastoralists present at the workshop would also key to the initiative.