Perception of nomadic Fulani household heads on their children involvement in ranch succession plan in Ilorin south lga of Kwara state, Nigeria
This study focused on the perception of nomadic Fulani household heads on children involvement in ranch ownership succession plan in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State Nigeria. Fifty nomadic household heads were randomly selected from three nomadic Fulani settlements in the study area. Data were obtained using a structured questionnaire to elicit information on the technical skills for cattle management, skills on relationship with people, process of transfer of control of cattle and the
reason for involving children and youth in ranch ownership succession plan. The data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage and Pearson correlation. The findings showed that all the household heads’ were male, the mean household size and herd size were 13.56 and 294.10 respectively. The study revealed that 100 percent of the respondents involved their children in ranch ownership succession plan in order to avoid risk of disharmony in the family, to give up control gradually
and to supervise their children in their development. Pearson correlation results shows that income is significant but age, herd size and household size are not significant factors that determines the reason for involving children in ranch ownership succession plan. The study recommends the promotion of enlightenment programmes that will adequately expose nomadic Fulani to formal education along with their cattle rearing practices.
Keywords: Nomadic Fulani, Perception, Children, Involvement, Ranch Succession.