​No cattle colonies in Anambra – Lawmakers tell governor

Anambra state House of Assembly has kicked against plans by the federal government to build cattle colonies for herders all over the nation.
Following a motion brought by the member representing Nnewi North Constituency, Hon. Timothy Ifediorama, and seconded by Hon. Uche Okafor, member representing Ayamelum Constituency, the lawmakers in a plenary, unanimously rejected the proposal by the federal government to build a cattle colony in the state.

The lawmakers also urged the state governor, Willie Obiano not to cede any part of the state’s territory for cattle colonies, The Sun reports.
In the resolution read out by the Speaker, Hon. Rita Maduagwu, the assembly said: “We reject any plan to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen in Anambra State. We don’t have enough land for our agricultural activities and our people want more land for Industrialization, Residential as over 65 km of land in the State has been destroy by erosion.

“Giving away any part of Anambra land as colony to cattle Breeders, wherever they may be from, will be most unjust and unfair treatment to Anambra State and her people who are mostly farmers.”

“Such arrangement will also cause unrest and crisis that may grow beyond our imagination when it happens, so the best thing I think we should do as the Lawmakers is to reject such plans so that those behind it will know that Anambra state is not in support of the federal government cattle colonies policy headed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.”

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