Concerning the delay of some Southern governors to implement the anti-open grazing law in their states following the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum in Lagos state to ban this obsolete system of cattle rearing some months ago, the able governor of Edo State, Sir Godwin Obaseki has come out in a report from Sahara Reporters to disclose why his state is yet to sign the bill into law.
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The governor who claimed that it doesn't make sense to sign a law that can't be implemented noted that there is nothing hard in signing the anti-open grazing bill into law, adding that for a bill to become a law that there must be necessary preparations on how it should be enforced. Governor Obaseki however made it known that his state is currently crafting a law that would put an end to the ongoing insecurity challenges on ground as well as prosecute the culprits, hence the hesitation.
In the light of this development, we may deem it necessary to recall how the able governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai had earlier asserted that the Southern governors can't make a law they can't enforce (referring to anti-open grazing law) while advising his counterparts not to put much energy into the law because it will take time for it to materialize.
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Now, comparing the two statements from both governors you would want to agree with me that both remarks are similar to each other, although one of both parties is clearly speaking out of devotion while the other is speaking out of doubt.
However, Governor Obaseki's recent remarks are a good hint for Southern governors to put more effort in materializing their objectives of signing the anti-open grazing law if they want to end the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the South.
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