The senator representing Oyo South District, Adesoji Akanbi, has thrown his weight behind Governor Abiola Ajimobi on his declaration that there was as no free land for grazing ranches in the state.
Akanbi condemned the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Enugu on Monday, and slammed the proposal to set up grazing ranches in various communities across the country.
According to the APC senator, the proposal is not acceptable in Oyo State because of ownership of lands by the people of the state.
“The attacks on Enugu community is highly condemnable. But President Buhari’s order to arrest the perpetrators is also commendable. Yet, in Oyo State, our people are not ready to freely give their land for setting up of grazing ranches. Let the government find a suitable lasting solution to this menace; and the time is now. This was how Boko Haram started gradually. The government at all levels must be proactive in tackling this for citizens to live in safety in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria. It is their rights.”