The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday added his voice in opposing the federal government’s proposed creation of grazing zones across the country.
The governor said the creation of grazing zones cannot solve the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country, adding that he would rather support the establishment of cattle ranches as lasting solution to the conflict.
He was speaking in Abeokuta, the state capital, while playing host to the technical committee on herdsmen/farmers clashes constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.
Controversy had since trailed the alleged sponsorship of a bill at the National Assembly for the creation of grazing zones to address violent clashes between herdsmen and farm owners.
Amosun described as “timely and a step in the right direction” the setting up of a technical committee by the Armed Forces to proffer solution to the crisis.
He called on Nigerians to embrace peace with one another and noted that nothing can be solved through violence.