Okowa: Why I won’t grants grazing reserves to herdsmen in Delta – Gov reveals


Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Sunday assured that his administration would not support the establishment of grazing reserves in the state.

Okowa stated this during the 2nd session of the seventh synod of Ughelli Diocese of the Anglican Communion held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ekete in the Udu area of the state.

The governor’s clarification came on the heels of alleged plans by the state government to grant grazing reserves to herdsmen as part of efforts to end incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

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He said, “The people of Delta have made it clear that they are not in support of grazing reserves. We are not supporting any grazing reserves in the state.

“Possibly, there would have been much more killings if not for our consultations. We are also aware that most of the kidnappings in the state are being done by the Hausa/Fulanis in collusion with some of our people.”

The governor tasked the church to relentlessly pray for the state and the nation, assuring that revenue to the state would increase within the next couple of months as Shell was working to fix the Forcados Trunkline which was attacked by militants.



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