Southern Governors Ban Open Grazing, Calls For Restructuring

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Governors from southern states in Nigeria have banned open grazing of cattle across states in the region.

The governors also called for the restructuring of the country to address issues threatening national unity.

According to the governors, the reason for its resolution was that it had observed that incursion of armed herders, criminals, and bandits into the southern part of the country have presented severe security challenges such that citizens are not able to live their normal lives, including pursuing various productive activities leading to a threat to food supply and general insecurity.

While urging President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the state of the country, the governors restated their commitment to the unity of Nigeria.

The governors said these at the end of their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Tuesday.

Present at the meeting were governors, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and the host, Ifeanyi Okowa.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that some of the governors had previously banned open grazing in their respective states.

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