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Breaking: No land for cattle colonies in our state, Benue leaders tell Buhari

The leaders held a closed door meeting with the at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja to discuss the security issues in the state. Premium Times reported that the Benue leaders told the president that there is no land to allow for the establishment of cattle colonies as being proposed by the minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh. 

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, who led the delegation and addressed the press after the meeting, said Audu Ogbe, the minister of Agriculture “who is a son of the soil has explained that cattle colonies are a combination of several ranches” and is proposing that ten thousand hectares should be provided for that purpose. 

“In Benue, we don’t have ten hectares for colonies, other states may have, but we don’t have in Benue state,” the governor said. Former senate president, David Mark; former governor, George Akume were among the leaders who visited the president.