Rather, the Senator, who holds a doctoral degree in property law, said the law on grazing reserves, recognised as a state law in the 1999 constitution, actually criminalised open grazing.
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Vatsa, former publicity of the APC in the state, said that the decision by the Southern governors to ban open grazing should not be seen as a declaration of war against herdsmen as being perceived by a section of the country,
The diocese made the call in a communique made available to Church Times at the end of the first session of its 8th Synod with the theme, More than conqueror.
Shehu, in a statement allegedly from the presidency, was quoted to have gone against the resolutions of the 17 southern governors.
The Presidency’s position was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
APC chieftains including Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande, and Olusegun Osoba; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amongst others, had met on Sunday in Lagos State to discuss topical national issues.
Malami had while appearing on a television programme on Wednesday, faulted the decision of the southern governors, saying it does not align with the provisions of the constitution.
Malami was quoted to have said that the ban on open grazing was akin to banning all spare parts dealers in the Northern parts of the country and therefore unconstitutional.
The Governors made this decision some days ago, though this has caused unrest among some Northern Governors and leaders, including federal legislators.
The 17 governors, under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum, on Tuesday after their meeting in Asaba, Delta State, issued a 12-point communiqué in which they resolved to, among other things, ban open grazing of cattle, which was identified as a source of conflicts across the country between armed herders and farmers.
The Forum stated this in a 12-point communique read by its Chairman, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State at the end of its four hours meeting held in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
Bara, located in the Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara, is noted for being the burial site for past Alaafins of the old Oyo Empire.
The governors made the resolution in a communique during the first South-east security summit held in Owerri on Sunday.
Tonye Isenah, Chairman of the State House of Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Trade, Industry and Investment, Environment and Security made this disclosure in Yenagoa on Monday.
The Administration said it had communicated the directive to the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen in the FCT.
The House of Representatives has called for the criminalisation of open grazing as it effect the security of lives, property and food production in the country.
The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.
Ikpeazu said this on a live radio interview on Wednesday in Umuahia, adding that the gesture was part of government’s measures to discourage open grazing and the resultant clashes