Governors of the South-Eastern States have opposed the federal government’s planned creation of cattle ranches in the zone.
The governors of Enugu and Ebonyi states, Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and David Umahi, and the deputies of Abia and Anambra states, revealed this after a meeting on Sunday night in Enugu.
David Umahi, who is the chairman of the group revealed that the governors decided that ranching will not be permitted in the zone.
In his statement Umahi said, “No land in the South-east has been donated for ranching. We have not donated any land; we have not been asked to donate and we are not going to donate. Ranching is not approved by the South-east governors in the South-east.”
Conspicuously absent at the meeting however, was the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who incidentally is the only governor in the region under the All Progressives Congress (APC).