Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state says the state government did not receive any N6 billion for ranching.
He explained that Ebonyi state has no land space for ranching.
A press statement issued yesterday by Special Assistant to Governor Umahi on Media, Mr. Francis Nweze, explained that “We have received the news making the rounds that Ebonyi State is among the States in the Federation that has received the sum of 6 billion naira each for ranching as attributed to the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, while responding to questions on Channels Television on Wednesday night”
“We wish to clarify that Ebonyi State Government never at any time received any money for ranching in the State and will not receive any money for the same purpose as there is no available land for ranching in the state”.
The document made available to newsmen stated that, “Should any Ebonyian opt to engage in personal ranching, Ebonyians should see such venture as a personal decision of such person who must use his/her land for the purpose”.
“This is because Ebonyi State Government has continued to maintain that there is no land for ranching in the state and it is not about reneging from the decision”, it added.