Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has acquired N6billion from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities to start cattle ranching within the South-East area.
Umahi is amongst another governors that acquired a complete N24billion for ranching from the Nigerian authorities.
Presidency’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said this final night time on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV, including that the Federal Capital Territory was among the many beneficiaries.
He stated the 4 acquired N6billion every for ranching and different related functions.
He, nonetheless, didn’t disclose once they bought the funds, although he stated Katsina was the newest to get it.
Shehu stated eight different states will get theirs quickly as their functions are being processed.
He stated any state that’s and meets the requirement will get the identical grant.
Shehu stated, “Yes, Katsina has been given, but Katsina is not the only state that has been given.
“So far, about N24billion has been disbursed to about four states for ranching and associated activities. Yobe has been given. Ebonyi has been given and FCT has been given. More than eight other states are now being processed for this payment.”
Shehu stated the programme is likely one of the methods President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities Administration intends to finish the farmer/herder clashes.
He stated Buhari is honest and simply and needs the clashes to finish like each different Nigerian.
Meanwhile, the revelation that Ebonyi bought the funds will come as a shock to many within the South-East because the state and different Southern governors had stated that they had no land for ranching.
In the same state of affairs, the Governor of Imo, Hope Uzondinma, has made a pointy distinction to the decision of the Southern governors to ban open grazing of their states because the governor declared yesterday that no legislation banning open grazing in his state.
Uzodinma stated this yesterday whereas addressing journalists in Abuja after a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stated, “I don’t have any law in Imo State for anti-grazing. But what we have done is that we are regulating grazing activities in Imo State under a partnership between our farmers and herders. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in my office and agreed to work together. And both parties are going about their businesses without interfering or causing any grievance or anger to each other.”