- Again, the federal government has reacted to the speculation raised by the Yoruba socio- political group Afenifere over farm estates establishment
- The federal government explained that that the integrated farm estates are different from Ruga and ranches
- Meanwhile, the Yoruba group accused the federal government of allegedly trying to bring back the rejected cattle colony through farm estates
The federal government has faulted the apex-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, for accusing President Buhari of attempting to bring back the rejected cattle colony and RUGA through the establishment of the farm estates
The Punch reported that the executive secretary of the National Land Development Authority (NALDA), Paul Ikonne has said that the establishment of 109 Integrated Farm Estate by the Federal Government has nothing to do with Ruga or ranches.
But the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, had in a statement by its spokesman, Jare Ajayi, allegedly accused the federal government of attempting to bring back the rejected cattle colony and RUGA through the establishment of the farm estates, Vanguard also reported.
Meanwhile, the NALDA boss, while addressing the state house correspondents at Owerri international cargo airport on Friday, September 10, explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed NALDA to establish integrated farm estates, to boost food production across the country.
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"The project is meant for the community, to develop the community. What we have inside is poultry, fishery and for those who are doing piggery – piggery. So, is for the people."
36 state governors battle FG in Supreme Court, disclose reasons for legal fight
It was reported the state governments demanded a refund of the proceeds in a suit filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 9.
Legit.ng gathers that the states through their attorneys-general asked the apex court to determine whether or not they are the sole authority to administer and collect stamp duties within their respective states.
Miyetti Allah sends important message to National Assembly over anti-open grazing law
Earlier, the Miyetti Allah association has sent an important message to Nigeria's National Assembly. The message is simple - Stop southern state governors from signing anti-open grazing into law.
According to the association, the law will worsen cattle rustling and undermine stability and also hamper the ability of pastoralists to function effectively, reports indicate.
This was disclosed by Saleh Alhassan, national secretary of the association, spoke on Monday, September 6, Legit.ng gathered.