BY LEVI JOHNSON
Oyo State Chief Security Office, Governor Seyi Makinde, has vowed not to provide land for ranching in the state, positing that cattle breeding is a private business.
Makinde said he would rather Oyo State subscribed to adopting the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State.
Makinde Tweet: “We also agreed that the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State would be implemented in Oyo State leading to further collaborations between both states on economy and security.”
But this statement according to him does not imply implementation of Rural Grazing Area settlements for Fulani herdsmen.
The governor, however, said Oyo state will not implement the whole of the National Livestock Transformation Plan, only the aspects it finds beneficial to the people of the state.
“My attention has been drawn to this tweet regarding the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan during the joint security meeting, yesterday. For the avoidance of doubt, when I said we would implement the plan, I didn’t mean a wholesale implementation.
“We will be taking aspects which are beneficial for our state. As I have stated on several occasions, our position in Oyo State is that ranching is a private business and should be carried out as such. Our admin won’t be providing land for free to private investors for ranching, ” Makinde said.