Nigeria Won’t Know Peace If Southern Governors Ban Open Grazing—Fulani Group

A Fulani group, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association, has warned towards the choice of the Southern governors to ban open grazing of their states.

It defined {that a} ban on open grazing in Southern states would result in a breakdown of peace between Northerners and their neighbours from the South.

Nigeria Won't Know Peace If Southern Governors Ban Open Grazing—Fulani Group 2

The group described the decision as unlucky and able to affecting Nigeria’s unity, Daily Post studies.

On July 5, the Southern governors, throughout their assembly in Lagos State, unanimously agreed to ban open grazing of their area.

The governors gave a deadline of September 1 for the ban to take impact of their respective states.

Reacting, the GAFDAN’s National Secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi, described the decision as unlucky and able to affecting Nigeria’s unity.

Abdullahi stated the decision was unimaginable as a result of they haven’t made another plan for herders.

He acknowledged that the choice of the governors would promote hatred between Southerners and Northerners.

He was quoted as saying: “If you stop open grazing in the South, you are simply saying that those people should move to the North or they should move to other parts of the country. What happens if those in the North also ask the Southerners to leave?

“Are we promoting unity or hatred? What the governors are saying is practically impossible and it does not promote the unity of this country.

“You don’t stop people’s means of living and expect peace to reign. So, the implication is that the unity of Nigeria is going to be in question.

“You don’t expect those that will be affected to return to the North and live in peace with people from the South living in the North.”

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Nigeria Won't Know Peace If Southern Governors Ban Open Grazing—Fulani Group

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