By Miracle Enuji
Following the calls for the establishment of Cattle Colonies across the Country by the Federal Government and with the full support of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has disclosed that the State will not cede even a plot of land for the purpose of creating Cattle Colony.
The eloquent and ebullient spokesman of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa emphatically stated this during a media interaction with members of the Indigenous Correspondents Chapel (ICC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, urging all parties interested in cattle business to go purchase lands to run their business.
The CPS said; “Let me make it very clear that we do not have any plot of land for any colony. We are not talking of hectares here, even a plot we don’t have. But we will continue to acknowledge the fact that there is the need to coexist as a people. It was fate that chose us as Nigerians, none of us made that decision and because we didn’t make that decision, we have to respect that fate. However, in doing so, it must operate on the basis of live and let’s live. Anyhow that we are going to live and allow others to live without causing any danger or damage to anybody, is welcome by the Okowa administration.”
Aniagwu while drawing an analogy, noted that most landlords in Asaba are from the eastern parts of the country but they bought the lands to erect their buildings for business. He stressed that anyone who wants to do any form of legitimate business should purchase a land for such purpose.
“So anything that can be done if we need to to be sincere, with the view to ensuring that it becomes live and let’s live, Delta State Government is in for it but as for the issue of colony, we don’t have even a plot of land to colonize. We also do hope that the Federal Government takes seriously the issue of the rising spate of insecurity because an insecure nation is tantamount to to becoming an undeveloped nation”. The spokesman submitted.