Open Grazing Ban: Southern Govs should factor good herders in their policy — Igbo Youths

A group of Igbo Youth Vanguard for Peace and Harmonious living has asked the Southern Governors of Nigeria to consider the effect their ban on open grazing will have on herders who hitherto conducted their cattle rearing peacefully in their host communities.

The group said that the ban is capable of taking tolls on innocent herdsmen who were never part of the criminality that has in the present time become associated with cattle rearing business.

Speaking on the sideline of the recent uproar that trailed the statements of the Attorney General of Federation, AGF, and Minister for Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami on the Southern Governors ban on open grazing, the Igbo Youths said that it beholds on the Governors to provide an enabling environment that will make it easy for herders to ranch their cows.

In a statement, on Sunday, by the Chairman and Secretary of the group, Chief Ignatius Nwaobiora and Dr Mike Efobi, respectively, the Igbo Youth Vanguard for Peace and Harmonious living said that Malami’s comment on open grazing should not be misconstrued, but should serve as a wake-up call on Southern Governors to provide enabling environment for herders and other interested businessmen to invest in cow ranching.



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