Insecurity: Ndume Tackles Southern Governors, Kicks Against Ban on Open Grazing

Insecurity: Ndume Tackles Southern Governors, Kicks Against Ban on Open Grazing

- Governors of the 17 states in southern Nigeria held a very important meeting where it was decided that open grazing will no longer be allowed in the region

- It appears not everyone is happy with this decision and one of such people, Ali Ndume, has voiced his reservations

- The senator is of the opinion that Nigeria's security issue has nothing to do with open grazing

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The decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle is not sitting well with Senator Ali Ndume.

The chairman, Senate committee on army, said the governors were deviating from the real problem which has nothing to do with open grazing, Daily Trust reports.

Ndume Tackles Southern Governors, Rejects Ban On Open Grazing
The meeting of southern states’ governors held in Delta state. Photo credit: @seyiamakinde
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The lawmaker who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, May 12, argued that the issue of insecurity is unique to each geopolitical zone.

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Southern Governors Forum (SGF) held a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, where they unanimously agreed to ban open grazing in the region. The aim was to checkmate herders-farmers clashes.

In reaction to the decision, the Borno lawmaker stated:

“The governors are deviating from the matter. The problem is not about open grazing. The problem is security. Most of the insecurity problems confronting Nigeria is not in the bush."

Stop playing the blame game

The Nation reports that Ndume told governors that playing the blame game will not solve Nigeria's challenges.

According to him, the governors are in charge of their states and should be able to take actions that would curb the rising insecurity across the nation.

He wondered why they were calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to address security lapses without addressing themselves.

Key resolutions reached by southern governors

Recall that the governors of the 17 states in southern Nigeria all converged in Asaba, the Delta state capital amid heavy security on Tuesday, May 11. The meeting was not unconnected with issues of security affecting their region.

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The governors called on President Buhari to convoke a national dialogue. earlier listed 12 key resolutions which were released by the governors after their all-important meeting.


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