Cattle Colonies: S’East govs lack moral right to make land available to herdsmen – Igbo leaders


By Luminous Jannamike
ABUJA – Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), the policy-making body of Ohanaeze Ndiigbo, has stated that with the current population density and constant pressure on the land in the South East which has resulted in many gully erosions in the area, no governor in the region has the moral right to give out any land for the proposed cattle colonies.

In an interview with Vanguard in Abuja at the weekend, Co-chair of the group and former governor of Anambra state, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife noted that the proposed cattle colony is not in sync nor in tandem with international and modern best practices in an era where technological advancement has made livestock raising a pleasure rather than a punitive, hazardous enterprise.

He also revealed that the ILT during its just concluded meeting in the Federal Capital Territory, without equivocation, rejected the proposed…

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