Following the review of various initiatives taken by state governments to address the rising insecurity in the country due to the activities of herdsmen, all the 36 State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) unanimously stressed the need for the country to transition into modern systems of animal husbandry that will replace open, night and underage grazing in the country.
The resolution was adopted at the just concluded 25th Teleconference meeting chaired by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
“State Governments are encouraged to put in place systems to accelerate the grazing initiative of the National Livestock Transformation Plan and ranching in the country.
“The forum respects the right of abode of all Nigerians and strongly condemns criminality and the ethnic profiling of crime in the country in an effort to frame the widespread banditry and the herders/farmers crisis. (Tribune)