Osagie Otabor, The Nation
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that he wants to establish ranches and grazing areas in the state to enable youths in the state become active in cattle rearing.
Governor Akeredolu insisted that his administration would provide support for private investors to build feeding-lots for cow rearing and also support youths interested in the business.
Akeredolu spoke when the Independent Campaign Group (ICG in the All-Progressives Congress (APC) ) led by Bola Ilori paid him a solidarity visit.
The Governor disclosed that his administration was considering reactivating the Auga-Akoko cattle ranch even as he assured that his administration would not shy away from its responsibility of protecting lives and property of residents in the state.
He appreciated the group for the support given to him which he noted contributed to his landslide victory at last year’s governorship polls.
He described the insecurity situation in the Southwest as a big challenge saying that all hands must be on deck to address the situation in the interest of the people.
Leader of the group, Bola Ilori, commended the quick response with which the He Governor tackled security challenges facing the state and the entire South-West region.
Ilori noted that the action portrayed him as a leader that cares for the welfare of the people he is elected to serve in line with the letters of the Nigerian constitution.
He urged Governor Akeredolu to show leadership by providing lasting solution to the issue of farmer-herders clash in the state by activating old existing ranches in the state and also encourage the youths of the state to take up cattle rearing business.