Southern governors ban open grazing, canvass restructuring

All the seventeen governors in the Southern part of the country have resolved to ban open grazing in the territory.

This is just as they have also resolved to canvassed restructuring that would guarantee true federalism, saying only such would guarantee the nation’s prosperity and peace.

The governors also advised the Federal Government to convoke a National Dialogue to address greater inclusiveness in existing governance arrangements, which it (the meeting) stated was skewed in favour of the North.

Attended by 15 out of the lot, the meeting also recommended a review of appointments into Federal Government agencies including security agencies to reflect federal character.

These forms the outcome of the meeting held by the governors in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Tuesday.

Though the communique is yet to be released as at the time of filing this report, one of the participants at the meeting, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde stated these on his verified Instagram handle.

According to him, “We discussed various national issues including security and restructuring. In view of the incursions of armed herders, criminals and bandits, we resolved to ban open grazing in all of Southern Nigeria.”

Makinde added that “We agreed that Nigeria needs to be restructured to reflect true federalism leading to state policing and a change in the revenue allocation formula of the nation. We also recommended the establishment of ports in other states to address the congestion of the Apapa Port.”

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