- Information recently circulated in Delta was exposed by state government spokesman
- The information circulated alleged that the Delta The State House of Assembly were working on a bill to give pastoral land
- State Commissioner for Information Charles Anaigwu said there was no such bill in the Delta Legislative House
Asaba – The government of Delta State announced on Friday September 10th that it is not buying land for shepherds like It is falsely reported in some neighborhoods.
He said, contrary to the misinformation in the public, the state is not buying land to build ranches.
He explained that ranching, like any other business, is a private affair and therefore anyone interested in ranching is a private business To establish any part of the state that is free, land for or for the stated purpose in accordance with the relevant laws.
He urged Deltaner and the public to request the earlier information ignore the government providing land for shepherds to graze openly as an alternative to banning them.
Delta government explains benefits of banning open grazing
Aniagwu had On Thursday September 2nd, the law banning open grazing in Delta state would promote healthy and harmonious lives between farmers and shepherds.
In a speech in national Television told the commissioner that the law is not aimed at part of society, but at enabling agricultural and livestock actors to lead healthy lives.
He said that the constant arguments between farmers and shepherds in the country required a law banning open grazing, particularly in southern Nigeria.
Rivers joins a long list of states that forbid open grazing
Recall that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike signed the Open Rearing and Grazing Prohibition Act 2021 on Thursday, August 19th.
The south-south state joins the numerous southern states that have passed the law in the past few weeks despite opposition from the presidency.