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The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Artom has praised Governors’ of Southern states for their decision to issue a ban on open grazing in it’s states.



The governors’ made the decision to ban open grazing as a measure to protect it’s region from insecurity.



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Governor Artom while speaking at the ‘Media Week and Communications Day 2021’ organised by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi at the Holy Ghost Parish Hall on Thursday May 13, stated that those opposing the ban have an ulterior motive.


The governor insisted that his Southern counterparts had chosen the right path to address insecurity. He added that the country remains a great one with huge potentials and should ordinarily have no business with poverty if only there were guaranteed security for lives and property and the people are allowed to remain stable in their localities.

He concluded by appreciating Christians and Muslims in Benue State as well as residents for being supportive of his administration just as he acknowledged the good reportage of government policies and programmes by the Directorate of Social Communication, Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.



In other news, 17 Southern governor’s banned open cattle grazing in their various region.


They made this decision to address the menace of open grazing in the states

The 17 states include, Delta, Ekiti, Edo, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Osun, Cross Rivers, Ondo, Ebonyi, Abia, and Enugu.


The governors of the states held a four-hour meeting in Asaba, Delta State where they came to the conclusion if banning open grazing which has often cause conflict between the host communities and migrant herders. Most times, the herders have been accused of committing criminal acts like robbery, rape and kidnapping.

Though, the North kicked against implementing the order, the governors have embraced the move and have called for  legislation to back the ban on open cattle grazing.

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