Abia Governor Rejects Cattle Colony In Abia


The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected plans by the federal government to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen and their cows in Abia State.

In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, and made available to Daily Trust on Sunday, the governor stated that Abia State will not cede any part of its territory to herdsmen.

According to Governor Ikpeazu; “we reject any plan to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen in Abia State.

“We don’t have enough land for our agricultural activities and our people want more land.

“Giving away any part of Abia land as a colony to herdsmen, wherever they may be from will be most unjust and unfair to Abia people who are largely farmers.

“Such alien land occupation will also cause unrest and crisis that may grow beyond what we can handle when it happens, so the best thing I think we should do is to reject such plans so that those behind it will know that Abia State is not party to it.”

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