Date: February 18, 2019, 06:16:14 PM
Bill mandating states to provide land for cattle ranching dies in NASS – Sen Urhoghide: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Senator Urhoghide, who spoke to Vanguard in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday said: “Nobody can cede any land to anybody in this country because the problem in Plateau State where over 200 people were killed and others displaced was because the original owners of land gave their land to the herdsmen to settle. We are seeing the same problem here in Edo State.
“If we make the same mistake of ceding our land for cattle grazing, we are certainly going to regret it. But what the Federal Government has done was to look for weak states and for desperate governors to choose their states as pilot states for this project. God forbid, Edo State cannot accept it because we have been victims of the herdsmen.“Let me tell you, those killing people, destroying farmlands and raping our women are not really herdsmen. They are people who want to take people’s land and destroy Nigeria.”