Governors of southern states have given themselves September 21 because the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing regulation amongst its member states.
They collectively agreed on the date throughout their assembly on Monday in Lagos.
During the assembly, the governors additionally agreed that the subsequent President of Nigeria should be from the South.
A communiqué launched after the assembly said that the discussion board deliberated on insecurity, constitutional modification, Petroleum Industry Bill and anti-open grazing regulation in all member-states.
The discussion board counseled lawmakers for the passage of PIB, however rejected the three% set for the host communities.
Also, the governors unanimously selected Lagos State as their everlasting Secretariat.
The governors of the 17 states within the southern area met on Tuesday in Lagos State as a follow-up to their May 11 assembly in Asaba, Delta State, the place they thought of and concluded to implement the ban on open grazing.
The assembly was hosted in Ikeja by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu amidst the Presidency’s menace that the open grazing ban was not democratic and shouldn’t be allowed to remain.
It can be recalled that the governors, on the final assembly, which was hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and attended by 15 of the 17 Southern governors, arrived at a 12-point decision, which included the banning of open grazing of cattle in all of the states.
Following the May 11 assembly, the Presidency days later criticised the Southern Governors’ Forum over its ban on open grazing within the area, saying their announcement “is of questionable legality.”
The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in his attribute defence of the rampaging herdsmen, had said that the presidency discovered “no solution offered from their (Southern Governors’ Forum) resolutions” to the incessant herder-farmer clashes that had plagued the nation for years.
He had mentioned, “The President had permitted a variety of particular measures to carry a everlasting finish to the frequent skirmishes as advisable by Alhaji Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture in a report he submitted and the President signed off on it again in April, effectively earlier than the actions of the Southern Governors Forum which makes an attempt to put a ban on open grazing and different acts of politicking supposed by its signatories to exhibit their energy.
“It could be very clear that there was no answer supplied from their resolutions to the herder-farmer clashes which have been persevering with in our nation for generations.
“But the residents of the southern states – certainly residents of all states of Nigeria – have a proper to anticipate their elected leaders and representatives to search out solutions to challenges of governance and rights, and to not wash their fingers off exhausting decisions by, as an alternative, issuing bans that say: ‘not in my state.'”