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‘Ondo’ll support livestock plan, won’t give land to herdsmen’

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THE Ondo State Government has said it will key into the National Livestock Transformation Plan of the Federal Government, but will not give land to herdsmen.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke while hosting a delegation of Food and Agriculture Organisation at his office in Akure on Monday, said the NLTP was important as it would curb the incessant clashes between farmers and herders.

According to the governor, the NLTP does not include conceding land to herders.

He said, “The National Livestock Transformation Programme; a number of our people don’t even know what it is all about. People see it as an attempt to give land to herders. Long before now, I have said we are ready in terms of having areas where the animals can graze.

“It (herders-farmer clashes) is becoming too destructive, especially when it comes to your major area which is agriculture. In Ondo State, we are into animal husbandry and fish farming because we have the longest coastline in the country.

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