- Southeast governors have reacted to the implementation of the FG's National Livestock Transformation Plan
- According to the leaders, states in the region will not give out any land for ranching
- This was made known by the chairman of the forum Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state
Governors of the southeast region on Thursday, March 11, said there was no land for ranching in the zone.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state and chairman of the southeast governors forum made the disclosure during his appearance on Channels TV breakfast programme Sunrise Daily.
Umahi explained that there would be no land for ranching among the states in the region as contained in the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
He revealed that states would not participate in the ranching arrangement of the NLTP due to the scarcity of land in the region.
Speaking further, the governor, however, noted that the region embraced other forms of the programme.
Umahi also said the free movement of animals into the zone has been accepted by the region in as much as they do not come on foot because of security problems.
The governor, who also dismissed the possibility of contributing security personnel from different states, also said there was no rationale for establishing a joint regional security network for the states in South East.
Similarly, Governor Seyi Makinde said that private investors won't be provided with free land by Oyo state for ranching.
The governor stated this following reaction to his statement on the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Oyo.
Makinde in a tweet on Wednesday, March 3, clarified that Oyo state will adopt the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State.
This is under the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan. Akin Omole, the information commissioner made the disclosure in a statement, on Monday, March 8.
According to Omole, the government noted it would not allow criminal herders who are hibernating in the farms to kill farmers and residents of the state.
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