AGF Malami, Garba Shehu react to Southern governors ban on open grazing
There is news the open grazing ban by Southern Governor.
For the implementation of the ban on open grazing of cattle across the entire region, the Southern Governors’ Forum has set September 1, 2021 as deadline.
Escalating insecurity that has hampered citizens from living their normal lives as governors noted with concern the incursion of armed herders and criminal bandits into the south
The ban purportedly violates the constitutional rights of Nigerians to freedom according to Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson.
The statement by Shehu said, “The citizens of the southern states – indeed citizens of all states of Nigeria – have a right to expect their elected leaders and representatives to find answers to challenges of governance and rights, and not to wash their hands off hard choices by, instead, issuing bans that say: ‘not in my state’.”
Abubakar Malami the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation also expressed disapproval with the ban.
He said “It is indeed a dangerous position for any governor in Nigeria to think that he can bring about any compromise to the freedom and liberty of individuals to move around.”