Igbo group commends Southern Nigeria Governors on ban of open grazing

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Southern Governors’ Forum

THE members of the socio-cultural group, Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo, has applauded the resolutions of the Southern Nigeria governors at their meeting in Asaba on May 11, 2021.

The group told journalists in Awka that the 10-point resolutions were capable of bringing lasting solutions to the checkered security situation in the region.

Josephine Anenih, former minister of women affairs and President General of the group, said that the ban on open grazing in the south addressed the root cause of insecurity in the region. It will equally guarantee food security in the country.

Anenih said the decision of the governors was long overdue because lots of women had either been raped, killed or driven away from their farms by nomadic terrorist herdsmen, who had been operating unchallenged for a very long time.

The group flayed those accusing the governors of secessionist agenda instead of commending them for making deliberate efforts to protect the lives and economies of their people.

The women tasked the governors to take the grazing ban beyond mere rhetoric and ensure it was enforced with grave consequences to the violators.

They advised that the federal government should strongly consider decentralizing the security operations in the country so that states would be able to control security operations within their domain.

Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo said there was no better time for components of the Nigerian federation to sit at a table for national dialogue than now while calling on the president to address the nation as a matter of necessity.

– May 13, 2021 @ 17:45 GM

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