KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A university don and Chairman Governing Council, School of Midwifery, Tudun Wada, Kaduna South Local Government Area, Dr. Yusuf Nadabo, has said that of all journalism specialties, science reportage may well be the most challenging and at the same time rewarding.
He stated this in a paper delivered at the first Annual Conference on Climate Change organized by African Climate Reporters in collaboration with Womenhood Foundation of Nigeria, held in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Dr. Nadabo who was the Guest Speaker at the conference, tasked journalists to give more attention to science reportage like other journalism discipline; saying that reporting science although challenging but is rewarding.
Speaking at the conference, a lecturer in the Faculty of Vetenary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Mohammed Shuaibu, in his paper titled: “Climate Change and Parasitic Shift: Strategy for the Fulani of Northern Nigeria”, said climate change is the most critical factor that limits the southwards migration of Fulani.
He stated further that the Fulani and associated tribes are the custodian of over 90 per cent of cattle in Nigeria. According to him, these cattle are the major sources of meat and diary products in the country; adding that the distribution of Fulani in Nigeria is determined not only by pasture and water but also by presence or absence of cattle parasites such as trypanosome.
“In Northern Nigeria, climate change impacts are mainly flood, drought and rural urban migration. Desertification in the far north, the expansion of the savannah in the availability of pasture and distribution of Tsetse fly.