The Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has Said that the Governors of South-Eastern states have all banned open grazing and movement of cows by foot across the region.
Gov Dave Umahi revealed this during the inauguration of the All Progressive Congress in Abakaliki on Monday, February 1.
“The governors of the southeast had banned not only open grazing, but we have also banned the movement of cows by foot into the southeast.
“In each of the five states of the southeast, we are managing ourselves very well. We have also stopped the movement of cows across communities.
“What we discussed in the southeast with the herdsmen, with the farmers is the method that has been in place for a long time before now.”
South East Governors Ban Open GrazingSouth East Governors Ban Open GrazingUmahi who warned against the politicization of security issues in the country called on leaders of the region to create a framework that will secure the lives and properties of the people.
The Governor added;
“What our people must know is that security is not political, what is demanded of the leaders is to put up programs that favour the people and foster national unity.
“There is a new dimension that is taking place in the southeast which is very dangerous. It is when the communities use the name of IPOB, the video and upload it to the social media and say it is IPOB that is burning the houses of herdsmen.
“It is not IPOB, it is the communities that are doing this and this is very dangerous for the Igbo man. I am talking to us as leaders.”