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(Update): Obaseki Meets Buhari, Asks FG To Fund Edo Ranches

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has asked the Federal Government to provide funds for private business people to set up ranches in the state.

He made the demand on Wednesday at the presidential villa, Abuja during his meets with the president.

"Edo was yet to pass the anti-open grazing law as agreed an acted upon by many southern states because it wanted to be sure it could enforce the law," Obaseki.

The Governor said he told the president that Edo people had resolved that ranching was a private business but since it is expensive, the federal government should make funds for interested individuals under National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP).

"So, what I came to discuss with the president was that since the people of Edo would rather invest privately, those who are interested want to make it a private concern, then the National Livestock Transformation Programme, which is now implemented with the federal government, should acknowledge our model and should also be able to help people benefit from the funding that is now being available for people who want to go into the livestock business and make the investment in ranches and other similar livestock programs," he added

"He, as usual, take notes and I'm sure the president is going to do something about it.

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