We Don’t Have Land For Cattle Colonies, Ortom Tells FG
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that the state did not have land for the establishment of cattle colonies as being proposed by the Federal Government.
Ortom said this on Monday, after leading some leaders of the state to a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor said, “Like I told you the last time I came here, I did not understand what colonies meant.
“Today, I was privileged to meet the Minister of Agriculture and he did explain to me that a colony is many ranches put in one place, restricted in one place.
“So, for us in Benue State, there is no 10,000 hectares; we have no 10,000 hectares for that kind of a thing to take place.
“Other states have the land, but we in Benue State; we don’t have and that was what led to us enacting this law (anti-open grazing law).”