In Nigeria, there is nothing like race, people do not discriminate against each other based on race. Everyone here is black, we all look like each other, and as such, there are other forms of segregation like tribe, class etc.
Maybe this has been in existence for a while, but it has become more prominent these past 3 years. So in Nigeria, it wouldn’t be out of place to say there is the human race, and then there are cows.
The total amount of beef Nigerians consume in a year is about 360,000 tonnes a year; it is expected that this would increase to 1.3 million tonnes by 2050.
The Minister of Transportation has explained that Abuja rail cannot run beyond 90km/h due to the presence of cows disperse around the routes.
Speaking about the challenges the federal government has to deal with as it revamps the rail sector of the country, Amaechi said “The reason why we want to go back to narrow gauge is because, between Lagos and Kano, we have 30 million tonnes of cargo. Even if you do three rail lines, it cannot be enough,”
He also highlighted the problems faced by the rail system in the country before stating the challenges posed by cows roaming freely.
“It took us 14 days to move coaches from Lagos to Abuja; every day we go and ask, how far, they say we are near Ogun state… 14 days. But if it were rail, the same day, it will get to Abuja. The kind of construction we are doing is 120 kilometers per hour (Km/h), it is a speed train.
“We are doing 90km/h with Abuja to Kaduna, the reason we are doing 90km/h is that there are cows everywhere, and we don’t want to kill cows. The other day they tried 100 and they killed how many cows, and they said ‘you people should replace the cows you killed,” he added.