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Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by etokhana: 6:14pm On Oct 13
The Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The Governor, who spoke to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with the President, explained why Edo State was yet to pass the anti-open grazing law.

He said he told the president that Edo people have resolved that ranching was a private business but since it is expensive, the federal government should make funds available for interested individuals under the National Livestock Transformation Programme.

He also said that the people want the Federal Government to provide funds for private business people to set up ranches in the state.

He affirmed that while many southern states have passed the anti-opening grazing law as agreed, Edo was yet to do so because it wanted to be sure it could enforce the law.

Giving details of his meeting with the President, he said: “Principally, there were four issues I discussed with him. First has to do with the position of Edo State on the anti-grazing law. As you know, most southern states have passed laws relating to open grazing, but Edo has not, because we want to ensure that whatever laws we pass are laws that we can enforce.

“We’ve had extensive consultations with our people, extensive town hall meetings, to deal with the issue that, yes, we do not want open grazing, it is out-modelled, it’s outdated, however, what are the options?

“If we are asking that we should now have ranches and these cattle should now be constrained to specific areas, such as ranches, then who provides the land?

“My people say that, as far as they’re concerned, ranching is a private business and therefore, just like every other agricultural venture, those involved should provide the land.

“As you already know, it is expensive, it is not cheap to run and manage ranches.

“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 being implemented by the federal government, should acknowledge our model, and should also be able to help people benefit from the funding that is now being made available for people who want to go into the livestock business and make investments in ranches and other similar livestock programmes.

“He, as usual, took notes, and I’m sure he’s going to do something about it.”

Governor Obaseki said he also apprised the president of the debts owed by federal agencies to the state and asked him for intervention.

“I informed him about some amounts that are being owed to the Edo State Government by some federal agencies and he promised to look into them and to ensure that these sums are paid back to the Edo State government. So, in a nutshell, those were the things I came to discuss with Mr. President,” he stated.

He commended President Buhari for his assistance in effort to retrieved Edo artefacts from Europe and other countries, assuring him that Edo state would continue to support his administration.

Obaseki added: “The other issue was to thank the federal government, the President, for the efforts of the federal government in assisting the current efforts to return the Edo artefacts that are all over the world.

“As you may already know, there have been attempts over the last 30 years, by various people and various governments, to push for the return of these works.

“We took it as a project about three years ago, I know for me, it was a personal project, worked through most curators or museums in Europe and we were able to come to this breakthrough, which we now have received from the Germans.

“So, I want to thank the federal government for the support. As you know, these works, these artefacts, are coming from other sovereign countries and the laws of Nigeria stipulate that the federal government has preserved, exclusive rights to deal with arts, artefacts and monuments, and to pledge to the President that the Edo state government and Edo people will continue to support the federal government’s efforts.

“We’ll do all that is within our powers, to make sure that these works are brought back to Nigeria and also for them to be domiciled where they were taken from, which is Benin City.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/10/why-edo-is-yet-to-pass-anti-open-grazing-law-%e2%80%95-obaseki/

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by OVB123(m): 6:21pm On Oct 13
The most heartless governor in nigeria. Your down fall is near. Wicked man.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by BlakKluKluxKlan(m): 6:26pm On Oct 13
Blackleg.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by FalseProphet1(m): 6:56pm On Oct 13
Obaseki has so many skeletons in his cupboard, if he squeezes the neck of Buhari's fulani relatives, his can of worms would be opened by the EFCC and he might be impeached, so his best bet is to delay the implementation of open grazing law until his time elapses in office.

This I have seen.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by athaboi(f): 6:56pm On Oct 13
This man seem to be disappointing after all the Edo no be Lagos they did for him, no commissioner for how many months now, no single project nor policy on ground. Nigeria leaders are cursed

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by slawormiir: 6:57pm On Oct 13
Damnnn niggar
Obaseki my niggar ...

I know you are trying to be careful about signing the anti opening grazing law

But I will urge you to sign the damnnn shit already and lets move on

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Finnese001: 6:57pm On Oct 13
Where is Damm niggga grin

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by temitope27(m): 6:57pm On Oct 13
You are a nincompoop mr Man

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by NurseJay: 6:57pm On Oct 13
OK. We have heard you. One important question for you though ; do you ever smile?

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Sonnobax15(m): 6:58pm On Oct 13
lipsrsealed
Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by mariovito(m): 6:58pm On Oct 13
I never expected this from this man. But then, in politics, prepare for the most absurd.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by TeeGentle(m): 6:58pm On Oct 13
wetin concern me
let me go and face my own problem
government and their nonsense
mtcheeeew

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by foreshore(m): 6:58pm On Oct 13

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by HEBEI: 6:58pm On Oct 13
Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by ATEAMS: 6:58pm On Oct 13
To this very moment slavery continues in parts of Africa and the Islamic world. Very little noise is made about it by those who denounce the slavery of the past in the West, because there is no money to be made denouncing it and no political advantages to be gained.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Benitoh: 6:59pm On Oct 13
Maybe the governor wants to go back to apc
Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by raphretle: 6:59pm On Oct 13
Well it's normal to always have traitors....

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by TheWolfen(m): 6:59pm On Oct 13
Yeye man

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by sapientia(m): 6:59pm On Oct 13
Sabo, make the law first

Why didn't you tell your fellow southern governors?

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by FourElements: 6:59pm On Oct 13
The most hypocritical, tyrannical governor in Nigeria. undecided

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Spactacle(m): 6:59pm On Oct 13
Green snake governor

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by alanto: 7:00pm On Oct 13
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggar
Isoright
Your Governor. grin
Is he a real nigga? grin

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Faber(m): 7:00pm On Oct 13
Ok


Godwin wants to dangle the possibility of giving Buhari land for Ruga, in exchange to get the debts owed by Federal agencies to be remitted to Edo State coffers.

Once this is done, he will turn back on Buhari.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by jude33084(m): 7:00pm On Oct 13
angry

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Prosperous111(m): 7:01pm On Oct 13
Sold out grin grin

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by Bantino: 7:02pm On Oct 13
It's simple, you're waiting for approval from FG based on some political permutations

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by hisgrace090: 7:02pm On Oct 13
I smell ulterior interest.

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by NurseJay: 7:03pm On Oct 13
kimom:

How is that of importance
Isn't everything a joke in this country anymore?

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Re: Why Edo Is Yet To Pass Anti-open Grazing Law ― Obaseki by FourElements: 7:03pm On Oct 13
Hark12:

Why na?
Truth is bitter they say. undecided

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