Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant cash for private businesses to establish ranches in the state.
On Wednesday, Obaseki made the demand during a meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
“As you know, most southern states have approved legislation relating to open grazing, but Edo has not,” the governor stated after the meeting, “because we want to ensure that any laws we pass are rules that we can enforce.”
Ranching, according to my people, is a private enterprise, and as such, just like any other agricultural operation, those participating should furnish the land.
Running and managing ranches is not inexpensive, as you may already be aware.
“So, what I came to discuss with the president was that, because the people of Edo would rather invest privately, and those who are interested want to make it a private concern, the National Livestock Transformation Programme, which is now being implemented by the federal government, should acknowledge our model, and should also be able to help people benefit from the funding that is now being made available for people who want to go into the livestock business and make in Edo, then the National Livestock Transformation Programme, which is now being implemented by the federal government.
When asked if he would consider returning to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Obaseki responded that due to his integrity, he could not.
“Well, I think I’ve demonstrated that I’m a trustworthy politician, and I’ve made it plain that I didn’t leave the other party on my own.” “I was forced out of the party, and someone else offered me cover, and I took advantage of it,” he explained.
Going returning to the person who pushed you out after leaving who assisted you, who provided you the umbrella in your storm, will not be the appropriate thing to do.