When You’re 7 Years, You’ve Started Living In Bush With Cows; At 30 Years, How Will You Be Reasoning?—According to Lawyer Maxwell Opara

When You're 7 Years, You've Started Living In Bush With Cows; At 30 Years, How Will You Be Reasoning?—According to Lawyer Maxwell OparaAttorney Maxwell Opara has drawn attention to the difficulties that Fulani herders experience, highlighting the dire consequences of making children as young as seven years old live in the wilderness and care for livestock. Opara questioned the projected developmental outcomes for these people in an interview with AIT’s Democracy Today. By the time they become thirty, these people will have lost all human encounters and a fundamental education.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In a compelling argument, Opara highlighted the plight of Fulani herders, calling for legislative action to improve their living conditions.

He underscored the importance of enabling these individuals to live with dignity and respect, rather than being marginalised and treated as less than human.

According to Opara, the current lifestyle imposed on Fulani herders, particularly at a young age, severely limits their potential and opportunities for personal development.

Opara’s critique was particularly directed at senators, who, he said, from their privileged positions and comfortable homes in areas like Asokoro, dismiss the needs and rights of Fulani herders.

He condemned this lack of empathy and understanding, urging lawmakers to consider the human rights and basic needs of this marginalised group.

The proposed bill, which Opara advocates for, seeks to transform the lives of Fulani herders by providing them with access to education, healthcare, and other essential services.

This legislation aims to ensure that herders are no longer compelled to live in harsh and isolating conditions but rather have the opportunity to integrate into a broader society with dignity.

Opara argued that forcing children to grow up in such environments not only deprives them of educational opportunities but also hinders their social and emotional development.

He emphasised that by the time these individuals reach adulthood, their ability to reason, make informed decisions, and participate fully in society is significantly impaired.

Maxwell Opara said, “They forced them so that they will not be asking them questions because when you’re 7 years, you have started living in the bush with cows in the name of rearing cows, and at 30 years, how will you be reasoning?”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>