A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has on Wednesday, stated that the Governors of the Southern States have done very well, commending them for banning open grazing in the 17 Southern States of the Federation, .
Falana spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
His exact words: “I have read the resolutions, and for me, the Governors have done very well. They need to mobilise their Northern colleagues, they need to walk their talk, because if you expect that the Presidency will act on this resolution, the Governors may be wasting their precious time.
“Each of the Governors will have to make enabling laws to translate the decision in the communiqué to legal instruments.”
Falana also reacted to the Governors’ demand for restructuring of the country, coupled with the issue of control of resources.
He said that their resolution is timely, especially as it relates to their quest for fiscal Federalism in the country.
“For the entire country, these resolutions will be very useful; they have come at the right time, not too late, the Governors have now formally joined the campaign for restructuring.”
His comments come 24-hours after the regional Governors converged at the Delta State Government House, in Asaba, to hold talks on the state of the nation.
After the meeting on Tuesday, the regional Governors announced a ban on open grazing in all the 17 Southern States.
They also recommended that the Federal Government should support willing States to develop alternative and modern livestock management systems.
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