By David Olalekan.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has insisted that no part of the state would be given to herdsmen.
The governor reiterated his earlier stance on the RUGA initiatve, stressing that Rivers land was only for commercial agriculture.
Wike, who spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt yesterday, when he received the founder of Throne-Room Trust Ministries, Apostle Nuhu Kure, however said he will only permit Fulani herdsmen to lay pipes from the Bonny Ocean to the north for their cattle.
“If they want water for the cattle, they can lay pipes from the Bonny Ocean to the far North for their cattle; that is what we can contribute.
“We don’t have lands for any settlement scheme, our land is for commercial agriculture,” he said.
On the ultimatum given by northern youths over the suspended RUGA programme, Wike called for more prayers.
“God loves Nigeria. If not for God, there would be no Nigeria. With what we are seeing, we need God’s serious intervention.
“We need men of God to continue to pray for this country. Earlier, Apostle Nuhu Kure said the ministry was holding an emergency prayer summit to pray for the country, and urged the federal government to immediately arrest the northern youths who gave an ultimatum over the settlement programme”, he said.