We Need Agric University, Not Cattle Ranch, Community Leader Tells Enugu Govt

A community leader in Nimbo Community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, Comrade Marcel Enechi, on Friday pleaded with the Enugu State government to fulfill its promise of building a university of agriculture in the area.

Enechi said the Peoples Democratic Party had in the build-up to the 2023 governorship election campaigned to build a university in the local government because of its comparative advantage in the agro-sector.

Enechi was reacting to the planned establishment of a cattle ranch at Nimbo by the state government. THE WHISTLER reports that Fulani herdsmen, in 2015, attacked Nimbo community, killing about fifty persons and wounding many others.

Enechi said, “We don’t need a ranch in any part of Uzo-Uwani LGA, including Nimbo. The state government has something in mind. We were promised a university of agriculture to harness our agricultural potentials. Fulani people massacred our people in 2015. How many of the victims have been compensated? We don’t want a repeat of such.”