Taraba State has no land to give for cattle colonies, says Government

Jalingo, Jan 17, 2018 (TNE) The Taraba State Government says it has no land for cattle colonies being proposed by the Federal Government, Mr Yusufu Akirikwen, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, declared on Wednesday.

The attorney-general told newsmen in Jalingo that the state government has enacted a law for
the establishment of ranches which will come into effect on Jan 24.

He called on the Federal Government to support the state in implementing the law, describing it as the best approach for cattle rearing globally.

“The truth of the matter is that the idea of cattle colony is still not very clear to most Nigerians.

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“Where will the Federal Government get land for cattle colonies? Would they sit there in Abuja and acquire land across the states of the federation for cattle colonies?

“We have enacted a law for ranching here in Taraba, but we are not acquiring land for people, herdsmen and cattle owners are going to buy land and do their ranching business,” he said.

Akirikwen said that the state government has put in place implementation mechanism at various levels, while appealing to the Federal Government to deploy enough security for the smooth take-off of the law.

(TNE)

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