Okowa, Catholic bishops, Lagos Elders reject cattle colonies


By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Sam Eyoboka

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Catholic Bishops of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province and Lagos Elders Council have criticised the decision of the Federal Government to establish cattle colonies across the country.

Okowa, who spoke in Abuja, yesterday, said his state was in need of land and did not have any to donate for cattle colonies.

He told Sunday Vanguard that the pragmatic approach his administration had adopted by appointing a Fulani man as his Special Assistant and the constant interaction with the Hausa community had helped to reduce tension in Delta.

The Catholic Bishops of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province, comprising of the Archdiocese of Lagos and the Dioceses of Ijebu Ode and Abeokuta, after a prayerful deliberation on issues of  importance to the church and the nation, in a communiqué signed by their Secretary, Most Rev….

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