The Southwest Governors of Nigeria have adopted the decision by the National Economic Council on forest ownership and management across the country, saying every State across the countey should manage her forests.
This was unanimously agreed at a security meeting in the Oyo State Government House in Ibadan and made known to journalist by the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to him, the Governors agreed that stronger measures must be taken to tighten security around border areas to stop the incursion of foreign herdsmen. The meeting also deliberated on the need for government to support cattle breeding and other agricultural production, and resolved that government must help with enablers to discourage open grazing across the country. Read also: I Am Not Defending Herdsmen But They Have No Option Than To Carry AK-47 In Slef Defence – Bala Mohammed Insists
“We believe that all the states should be in a position to manage their forests and that will give enough room to determine who and who are there, what purpose are they serving, and where you have people there illegally, the state should be able to take some steps, so that we can preserve our forests”, Akeredolu reportedly said.Photos Credit: Getty