Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has expressed that the state will not provide land for ranching as it believes it is a private business.
Makinde made this known on Wednesday to clarify a tweet in which he revealed that Oyo State will adopt the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State.
Recall that Governor Makinde after meeting Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, stated that Oyo State will also implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
He stated that this move will lead to further collaborations between both states on economy and security.
This announcement led to apprehension from Oyo State residents and indigenes.
Reacting to this development, Makinde expressed that the state will not implement the whole of the National Livestock Transformation Plan, only the aspects it finds beneficial.
Makinde said, “My attention has been drawn to this tweet regarding the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan during the joint security meeting, yesterday. For the avoidance of doubt, when I said we would implement the plan, I didn’t mean a wholesale implementation.
“We will be taking aspects which are beneficial for our state. As I have stated on several occasions, our position in Oyo State is that ranching is a private business and should be carried out as such. Our admin won’t be providing land for free to private investors for ranching.”