Mr. Rauf Aregbesola Governor of Osun State has said the state won’t surrender any of its territory to the Federal Government for the proposed ranching of cattles.
The Governor, in a meeting with our journalist in Osogbo, expressed that the state had officially settled a farm in Oloba community, including that the Federal Government was allowed to enter into this venture.
Aregbesola, who talked through his media assistant, Mr. Sola Fasure, said plans were in place to assemble ranches in every one of the three senatorial regions in the state by the state government.
He stated, “Osun has its own particular farm in Oloba, Iwo and a program to set up ranches in the three senatorial areas in the state. The Oloba ranch is as of now working to give ranching and services of ram fattening
“Plans are in completing stages to convey the high yielding Boran cattle to Oloba for rearing and crossbreeding with our local breeds. all of these have been going on since 2012 as a feature of Agricultural improvement program of the Aregbesola administration and the on going herders/farmers problems.
The Federal Government can tap in into our program if they feel the needs to get tied up with this, it will be a welcome development. The state anyway isn’t giving an inch of its land for some other reason.”
This coming from the declaration of the federal government for states to cede parts of their land for purpose of ranching cattle in every state of the federation. while some state have vehemently rejected the proposal to cede its land for ranching of cows, state have welcome the development,more especially the north eastern states. it will be recalled that states like Benue and Ekiti have already enacted the law prohibiting open grazing of cattle in the state