Governors of Zamfara, and Gombe, alongside others in the north, have shown intentions over the establishment of Ranches for Herdsmen in their respective states.
Their counterparts in the south, including Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde of Ondo and Oyo, said Ranching was a private business and anybody was free to set up any number, provided he followed the law of the State.
Newsflagship recalled that there was so because a series of unrest had engulfed the Country, especially the Southern part of Nigeria due to open grazing and other criminal activities engaged by suspected Herdsmen.
In order to put an end to open air grazing, Governors of Zamfara and Gombe claimed that, they have started the creation of Ranches for Herdsmen with the latter allocating 130 hectares of land while the former nearing completion.
This was confirmed by Gombe State’s Director General, Press Affairs Government House, Ismaila Misilli and Zamfara State Director General Of Media, Publicity and Enlightment, Alhaji Yusuf Idris respectively.
However, Governors of Oyo, Ekiti, Kogi, Cross Rivers,p their States have no plans for the establishment of Ranches adding that, it was a private business and were of less concern to their State Governments.