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UPDATE: Southern Govs fix September 21st as deadline for implementation of anti-open grazing law
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 5 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Monday- 5th July, 2021: September 21, 2021 has been fixed as the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states, Southern Governors have agreed.

The Governors jointly agreed on the date during their meeting on Monday in Lagos.

In a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Lagos and read by its Chairman, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the forum said all member states should have enacted the anti-open grazing law in their domains.

“The Forum sets a timeline of Wednesday, 1st September, 2021 for the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law in all member States; and.

“We resolved that Funds deducted from the Federation Account for the Nigeria Police Security Trust Fund should be distributed among the States and Federal Government to combat security challenges,” they said.

The governors also resolved that if for any reason security institutions needed to undertake an operation in any State, the Chief Security Officer of the State must be duly informed.

The forum further frowned at selective criminal administration of Justice and resolved that arrests should be made within the ambit of the Law and fundamental human rights.

The governors also rejected the proposed 30% share of profit for the exploration of oil and gas in the basins and also rejected the ownership structure of the proposed Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).


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