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Insecurity: Southern Governors To Hold Another Meeting In Lagos

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Presidency Condemns Southern Governors's Plan To Ban Open Grazing

The 17 Governors of the southern region have scheduled another meeting for Monday 5th July, 2021, Naija News understands.

It was gathered that the meeting will take place at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja in Lagos State to be hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Among issues to be discussed by the Governors as confirmed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso include Insecurity, true federalism, open grazing, state police, restructuring, food security, and others.

The scheduled meeting follows the recent one by the Governors held on May 11, 2021, in Asaba, the Delta State capital where the governors announced their 12-point resolution including plans to ban open grazing in their region.

The Monday meeting, it was learnt will discuss happenings and developments since the Asaba meeting.

Meanwhile, the Ondo State House of Assembly has passed into law an anti-open grazing bill which will officially make it illegal to practice open grazing in the state.

The bill, when signed into law, is expected to help regulate security, rearing, and grazing of livestock as well as the establishment of ranches.

Violators of the anti-open grazing bill would be arrested and prosecuted by the Nigeria Police, Naija News gathered.

Speaking while presenting the report on the bill, Chairman House Committee on Agriculture, Honourable Taofeek Oladele, noted that the bill would prevent the destruction of farm crops in the state.

He added that the bill would also enhance the growth of livestock farming, prevent, control and manage the spread of diseases as well as encourage modern techniques of animal husbandry.

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