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I am ready to implement ban on open grazing final – Wike backs South govs

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced his readiness to implement the decision of Southern governors on open grazing in his state.

Wike said he cannot be cowed by anyone from implementing the governors’ decision to ban open grazing in Rivers State.

You’ll recall that on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Southern Governors’ Forum placed a ban on open grazing of cattle across the southern region after a meeting in Delta State.

They also demanded the devolution of powers, fiscal federalism, and state policing among others at a meeting held in Asaba, Delta State.

Some individuals including the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan had knocked the governors over some of the decisions taken at the meeting.

The governors stressed that he has taken further steps to enforce the decision.

He said: “Nobody can cow me. The government cannot cow me. I will say my mind and I will do what is right for my people. Nobody can kill me before my time. I will die the day God wants me to die.

“Let me also tell those who are criticizing Southern governors’ ban on open grazing, let me inform them that I have taken further steps to enforce what the southern governors resolved in Asaba.

“We have taken a decision and there is no going back. Enough is enough. We (Southerners) are not second-class citizens of this country. We also own this country and we must partake in what is happening in this country.”

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