Former Imo State governor and now the senator representing Imo west, Rochas Okorocha, says he can create one million jobs from cattle rearing if provided with the financial capital.
The governor during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, May 16, speaks ongoing crisis in Nigeria and gives solutions.
In terms of open grazing, after 17 southern governors, last Tuesday, resolved to ban open grazing in their region, after a meeting in Asaba, Delta state.
Okorocha said the country should look into the business of cattle rearing, noting that billions by not handling it well.
“Let me talk to Nigerians for the first time as a businessman. Do you know how many billions of dollars this nation is losing by not handling this business of cattle well in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
“This business of cattle can create one million jobs for Nigerians, if well-managed. I wish Nigerians can call me or the government will call me and say Okorocha this seventy-six billion.
“We want to give you, it is your share, take it and fix the cattle business. If I do not create one million jobs within the shortest time, just know I’m not Rochas.
“This is business. See money and people are just joking with it. We used to be exporters of leathers, skins. What about the dairy products and milk?
“Assuming we have this business, do you know how many welders and fabricators will build body carriers for the cows, while we import the head from China and fix it.”
He also denied the allegations that he acquired properties with government funds. Okorocha explain that he had always been a successful person before coming into office in 2011. He challenge anybody to come forth with evidence that he mismanaged funds meant for the government.
“I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund.”
“I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely,” he added.
Watch the full interview below;