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.”