Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said his state will not accept any money from the federal government for the tracing of grazing routes.
The Ondo State governor said the state will on accept money for ranching.
Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Friday, Akeredolu said: “Ondo State has not received any money. But if money is being given out to trace grazing routes, you can be sure that Ondo State will not receive that.
“There is no grazing route anywhere; we are not going to allow that to happen. We have seen modern animal husbandry. That is what should be our concern now. We are not to allow routes; routes to where?”
Speaking further, Akeredolu, who is the chairman of the southern governors forum, said Ondo state is encouraging ranching to cater for livestock.
He said: “We are saying you will not graze in the open. We have passed the law. So, there is no route we are going to allow anybody to trace in Ondo State.
“What we have said is very clear. But if there is money for us to have ranches, we are encouraging ranching. There is nothing wrong with it. I have always argued this point.”1416 Post Views