The Edo State Government has declared that it will not cede any of its land for grazing Cattle.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
He stated that the Government has not shifted since its previous insistence that it would not cede its land to herdsmen.
According to him, the attention of the State Government is aware of what he called
He dismissed Media reports claiming that Governor Godwin Obaseki, has agreed to provide grazing land for herders.
He said the Edo State Government is not against grazing for economic benefits like poultry and piggery or any other agricultural enterprise.
The Government called on all peace-loving people of Edo State to dedicate this Lenten period to pray for the much needed peace to begin to return to Nigeria.
It also stated that some political actors are trying to instigate the type of killings witnessed in some states in the country just because they are embittered by the heavy loss they suffered in the political space.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to misleading and false media reports claiming that the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has agreed to provide grazing land for herders in the state.
“Our position on the matter of grazing land is clear and has not shifted, which is that there is no free land for grazing in Edo State. Grazing is an economic activity just like poultry and piggery or any other agricultural enterprise. The Edo State Government will not cede any land in the state for grazing
“The governor has continually warned against the politicizing of security issues”, he said.