Delta not acquiring lands for herdsmen, clarifies commissioner

The Delta State government, yesterday, clarified that it was not acquiring lands for herdsmen, as wrongly reported in some media.
Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in a statement in Asaba, explained that the Bill before the state Assembly was for the regulation of livestock breeding, rearing and marketing in the state.

Aniagwu stressed that contrary to public insinuation, the state was not acquiring any land for the purpose of establishing ranches, saying ranching, like any other business, was a private concern and anyone interested in establishing ranches in any part of the state was free to acquire land for that purpose in accordance with relevant laws regulating private ownership of any legitimate business.

He, therefore, urged Deltans and the public to disregard the erroneous information that government was providing land for herdsmen as alternative to ban on open grazing.

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