New Nigerian Initiative (NNI), a pressure group, has urged Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Edo State House of Assembly to swiftly pass the anti-grazing law, as instructed by the 17 Southern Governors at the Asaba Declaration in May 2021.
Recall that the 17 southern governors agreed at a meeting in Asaba, Delta State, that the anti-grazing law should be passed by the 17 southern states before September 1st to curb the threat of Fulani herdsmen killings and kidnappings.
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He asked the governor and the State House of Assembly to enact the bill prohibiting open grazing in the state as soon as possible.
“Moved by the unimaginable tragedy being perpetrated on Edo State’s peaceful and law-abiding citizens, this organization initiated a bill on the need to “Ban open grazing in Edo State,” which has since been sent to the Edo State House of Assembly for consideration and passage,” he stated.
The chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Comrade Uwadiae Odigie, spoke at a protest at the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Edo State Council, about the unimaginable horror perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen on the people of Edo State.