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Open grazing ban: Igbo women commend Southern Governors

Igbo women, under the auspices of Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo (NNI), has commended Southern Nigeria Governors on their decision to ban open grazing in the Southern region.

Members of the socio-cultural group applauded the resolutions of the governors held in Asaba, Delta State Capital on May 11, 2021.

The group told journalists in Awka that the 10 point resolutions were capable of bringing lasting solutions to the checkered security situation in the region.

Mrs. Josephine Anenih, former minister of Women Affairs and President General of the group said that the ban on open grazing in the south addresses the root cause of insecurity in the region.

Mrs. Anenih also noted that it will equally guarantee food security in the country.

The former minister said the decision of the governors was long overdue.

This, according to her, is because lots of women had either been raped, killed or driven away from their farms by nomadic terrorist herdsmen who have been operating unchallenged for a very long time.

The group flayed those accusing the governors of secessionist agenda instead of commending them for making deliberate efforts to protect the lives and economies of their people.

The women tasked the governors to take the grazing ban beyond mere rhetoric and ensure it was enforced with grave consequences to violators.

They advised that the federal government should strongly consider decentralizing the security operations in the country so that states would be able to control security operations within their domain.

Nkata Ndi Inyom Igbo said there was no better time for components of Nigerian federation to sit at a table for national dialogue than now while calling on the President to address nation as a matter of necessity.

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