The Fallacy of The Cattle Complex Theory And Its Implications On The Development of The Pastoral Fulani Of Nigeria

The Fallacy of The Cattle Complex Theory And Its Implications On The Development of The Pastoral Fulani Of Nigeria

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Abdullahi Salihu Abubakar (Baban Sadiq)
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Introduction:

Like all other nationalities around the world, the Fulani have their peculiar way of life which, in the process of living it to its fullest, various problems of sizeable dimensions cropped up. Such problems, as unique as their way of life, were prompted by certain natural and artificial limitations. As they move from one geographical area to the other, the Fulani encountered series of problems. From limited grazing reserves to the harsh condition of the weather; ...

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illiteracy militating them and alienation by government decision-makers. And for the sedentary Fulani, who, out of sheer frustration triggered by the endless obstacles above, divorced bush life to settle in the metropolitan cities, is facing the challenges of coping with the overbearing conditions of the complexities of urban life, which is daily negating his cultural norms and values - Pulaaku.

Disturbed by these negative trends - especially the overstretching of the land resources and the unending feud, which, particularly, poses serious threats to the political stability of the nation on one hand, and the intimidating challenges of modernization and the need to conform to international economic laws on the other - the government decided to intervene. Various policies were initiated in order to tackle such problems. However, such policies were never sound, theoretically, and in cases where they are, were never complemented with sound practical implementation; for three ...

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the pastoral Fulani, since those ones were designed on faulty and based on incorrect premises.

This study is not a policy proposal, but rather, a guide for development planners for the pastoral Fulani of Nigeria. The paper tend to show that previous policies regarding the development of the pastoral Fulani were not successful because they were mostly inspired and guided by various stereotypes and misconceptions on the life and personality of the Fulani. In the process of studying and analyzing his ways of life, as the central pillar, the Fulani was erroneously viewed as developing an "irrational, irresistible and often times irreversible liking" for his animals. And this, according ...

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