South-East governors urged to stand firm against land for ranching
By Sunny A. Ijomah
More commendations have trailed the South East Governors’ unanimous rejection of donation of land for ranching in the region.
This was observed when our correspondent engaged some of Anambra State residents in an interview on the recent development, in Onitsha.
Reacting to the issue, the President General of Ndikelionwu Community in Orumba North Local Government Area, Mazi Okey Okereke lauded the South East Governors on the decision.
He said that the region as the area with the smallest land mass in the federation has no land to donate to herdsmen and the federal government for ranching or the likes.
Mazi Okereke who described cattle rearing as a private business of a section of the country.
The President General urged the federal government to make provision for the herdsmen in the North as the northerners are the people with largest land mass and are domiciled in the business.
Contributing, an Onitsha based businessman, Mr. Iyke Ezenwa applauded the Governors for speaking the mind of the people, describing the decision as a right move.
He observed that land donation or leasing has caused much problem in the country in the past, and urged the Governors to backup the decision with action, and to ensure that the implementation goes beyond Urban centers to checkmate the excesses of the herdsmen in the rural areas.
Mr. Ezenwa advised the Federal government to concentrate on how to put an end to the incessant killings in the country, not on how to better the business of a section of the country.