No free land for ranching in Oyo State – Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said that his government will not provide land for anyone to carry out ranching in the state.

He said the activity was a private business that demanded that whoever wanted to do so should purchase land themselves.

Makinde made the clarification following a tweet he made, which some interpreted to his readiness to give land for ranching.

He noted on Wednesday:

“My attention has been drawn to this tweet regarding the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan during the joint security meeting, yesterday. For the avoidance of doubt, when I said we would implement the plan, I didn’t mean a wholesale implementation.

“We will be taking aspects which are beneficial for our state. As I have stated on several occasions, our position in Oyo State is that ranching is a private business and should be carried out as such. Our admin won’t be providing land for free to private investors for ranching.”

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