Edo State Government will not cede any land to herdsmen—–Obaseki


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has addressed the issue surrounding herdsmen activities in the state. According to him, Edo state government will not cede lands to herdsmen for grazing. 


In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government Osarodion Ogie Esq, Obaseki accused defeated politicians in the state of spreading false reports in order to cause mayhem and chaos among Edo people.


It 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. 

“Thankfully, their plans have failed because of the pre-emptive actions taken by Governor Obaseki and the security agencies.

“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the current futile efforts by these defeated politicians in the state to cause mayhem and chaos among our people.

“All peace-loving people of Edo State are enjoined to dedicate this Lenten period to pray for peace at this difficult time in the life of our dear country