The Governors of the southern region of Nigeria held a meeting on Tuesday at Asaba, Delta state to have an amicable solution to tackle the security challenges facing the region.
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, hinted on the outcome of the meeting which he
announced that they resolved to ban open grazing and the movement of cattle by foot.
According to Akeredolu, who spoke on behalf of the governors, said the decision was taken as part of efforts to improve security in the region.
His words: “The meeting resolved that open grazing of cattle be banned across southern Nigeria.
“Development and population growth has put pressure on available land and increased the prospects of conflict between migrating herders and local populations in the south.
“Given this scenario, it becomes imperative to enforce the ban of open grazing in the south, including cattle movement to the south by foot.”