Open Grazing Ban: Southern Governors Took Decision To Demonstrate Power - Presidency
The Presidency has condemned the recent resolution of Southern states pressing for the ban on open grazing by cattle herders in the region, accusing the governors of playing politics to demonstrate their power.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the Presidency maintained that the southern governors did not offer any solution to the farmers/ herders crisis, which has bedevilled the nation for decades.
The governors in a recent meeting in Asaba, Delta state, had resolved to ban open grazing, drawing pungent criticism from the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
It declared that the southern governors' stance has questionable constitutional legality given the right of citizens to enjoy the same rights and freedom as everyone else in all the states of the federation.
It recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had already approved specific measures to bring the incessant farmers/herders clashes to an end.