- Governors from the 17 states in Southern Nigeria are reportedly scheduled to meet in Lagos state on Monday, July 5
- The purpose of the meeting which is being hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is concerning the recovery of grazing routes for herders
- The southern governors had unanimously agreed to put a ban on open grazing as part of moves to address the issues around herdsmen
It was gathered that this meeting would further assess decisions taken by the 17 governors at their last meeting on the open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism, and the call for state police, Arise TV News added.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will be hosting his counterparts from other southern states for the second meeting.
Southern governors take a decision on open grazing
This critical decision was announced by the chairman of the forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on behalf of his counterparts, on Tuesday, May 11.
Akeredolu said the resolution is part of the governors' efforts to tackle the menace of insecurity that emanates from the unchecked activities of herdsmen.
FG says no going back on reclamation
Meanwhile, the federal government has declared that there is no going back on its plans to reclaim grazing routes in the country.
President Buhari had given the hint that his government will reclaim the routes during his recent interview with Arise TV.
The routes are currently being retraced and recovered by the government agents for herders to graze their cattle.
We’ve reclaimed 2,000-km cattle grazing routes - Katsina government
According to the special adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on Livestock and Grazing Reserves, Dr Lawal Bagiwa, the state government had already reclaimed the routes before the order to that effect was given.
While other states differ, Katsina claimed it had already reclaimed over 2,000 kilometres of cattle routes across the state, which were marked out with beacons.