Governors of Southern States wants the Federal Government to partner states to develop modern livestock management systems that will put an end to open grazing in Nigeria, www.totorinews.com reports.
This was disclosed by the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa after the meeting of the Southern Governors which was held at the Government House in Asaba to discuss strategies and solutions to address the spate of insecurity across Nigeria.
‘’Earlier today, at the meeting of the Southern Governors at the Government House in Asaba, we discussed strategies and solutions to address the spate of insecurity across Nigeria.’’ Okowa told the media in Asaba.
‘’We also reaffirmed the commitment of southern states to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of equity, oneness and peaceful co-existence — while also resolving that open grazing of cattle be banned across all the southern states to promote peace,”he added.
According to him, the Governors in attendance were in agreement that in order to reduce livestock-related conflicts, the Federal Government should partner with states to develop modern livestock management systems.
‘’Finally, we resolved to call upon the Federal Government to begin the process of restructuring Nigeria to improve our security, address the current revenue allocation systems, and engender greater inclusivity amongst all Nigerians.’’ he stated.
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