June 23, 2016

Land reform team to Anambra not for grazing reserve —Nnacheta

grazing colonies

President Buhari

By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka—ANAMBRA State government said, yesterday, that the Federal Government team on land reforms expected to arrive the state soon was not for the controversial grazing reserve being proposed for the states.



Briefing reporters after the state’s weekly executive council meeting in Awka, the Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta said though the state government would not preempt the federal government on the proposed land reforms, it has nothing to do with any grazing reserve.

The commissioner said: “The Federal government has informed states that it will embark on land reforms. We cannot preempt the motive of the Federal Government until we are given the mandate.”

According to him, the state government would present its position paper on land matters to the federal government team, adding that commissioners for lands, local government, among others are to prepare the state position paper on the matter.

He also explained that a land committee would be put in place, adding that the state government would mobilize stakeholders, including traditional rulers and local government chairmen, while the deputy governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke would head the state delegation on the presidential committee on land reforms.

Nnacheta also spoke on the planned state government’s execution of N20 million projects in each of the 177 communities, adding that the projects would be decided by the stakeholders, including the traditional rulers, presidents-general of town unions, among others.