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WE WON’T CEDE LAND FOR RANCHING IN S/EAST – S/EAST GOVS.

We won’t cede land for ranching — S-East govs

The South East Governors Forum yesterday, said there was no land for ranching in the region. Speaking through its chairman, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, the governors explained that there would be no land for ranching among the states in the region as contained in the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP of the federal government.

The governor said that given the scarcity of land in the region, the states would not participate in the ranching arrangement of the NLTP, he, however, said the region embraced other forms of the programme. He equally said the region accepted free movement of animals into the zone in as much as they do not come by foot because of attendant security problems.

Governor Umahi made the statements while responding to questions during the Channels TV breakfast programme ‘Sunrise Daily’.

RPTVblogs had reported earlier that the Governors also rejected regional Security network for the South-East region.

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