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Greater Minds International commends Obiano, S’East Governors on RUGA, security



GREATER Minds International, a registered NGO has commended Governor Willie Obiano, and other Eastern Governors, on their stand on RUGA, on 29th July, 2019.

The NGO, which is committed to touching lives of less privileged positively, with membership across the globe, said that Governor Willie Obiano and other South East governors have done tremendously well in the issue of RUGA and provision of security in Eastern States.

The group during their meeting, in Enugu, described the governors’ move  as applaudable, adding that it was also intended to serve as a reminder to the federal government of Nigeria that eastern states do not have sufficient land for RUGA, affirming the claim by the South Eastern Governors that there is no adequate land in South East for Ruga.

According to them, when one moves round Eastern States, especially Anambra State, one will find out that people battle with land issues, for some developments. Again, most people in Anambra State want to engage in business developments or other developments, but lack lands for such developments, and that the means and cost of acquiring such needed lands, pose a very big threat to the people; they also enjoined Governor Willie Obiano and other eastern governors to maintain their stance on this issue, stressing the need for all eastern governors not to relent in their good vision to provide forest guards, to secure their forests and bushes.

They further commended Governor Willie Obiano for his giant strides in agriculture and security in the state, urging him to continue with his good works in security and agriculture.

Greater Minds International also sited the new cattle rearing the governor has started in Aguata Local Government Area, describing it as a good investment in the state, and a job creating opportunity for ndi Anambra.

Speaking at the event, one of Greater Minds International’s legal practitioners, Thomson Ogueliwu Esq, made it known that according to Land Use Acts, state governments own the lands within its territory; that, it is the exclusive right of any state government to give out any of its lands to persons or groups it deems necessary, rather than encroachment and, this will be in conformity with public interest.

He further said that it is the sole right of states to control and use their lands accordingly, and without any encroachment from any quarter, higher or lower.

In his own remarks, the President General of the group, Chief Ikenna Emejulu, said Governor Willie Obiano had done well to add cattle rearing, to his agricultural development, saying it will minimise the stress of going out of the state for such business among ndi Anambra and also help in boosting the economy of state, since cattle rearing is a very lucrative business.

“With this new development, ndi Anambra can easily buy cows at affordable prices, because of extensive rearing and nearness to the people,” he said.

It is worth mentioning that Greater Minds International, has touched lives of the less privileged across the nation, positively and have also given voice to the voiceless in the society. The group has visited many primary and post primary schools in the state as well as orphanage homes and leprosy centers.

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